Kenny Green, 35, has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder of Joey Whalen, 47, in St. John's.

Green is alleged to have beaten Whalen in March 2013 in what neighbours described as a drug house on Tessier Place, in the city's downtown.

The accused was denied bail, but has a review scheduled this Thursday.

Green — along with another man — was recently found not guilty of conspiring to escape from the Waterford Hospital.