A Bayfield man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the killing of his neighbor after a long-running feud.
Randy W. Erickson, 62, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the May 8 shooting death of Michael P. Kinney near the victim's residence on County Highway J, west of the city of Bayfield.
Erickson allegedly told deputies that he shot Kinney after Kinney struck him with a shovel and beat up his wife. There had been ongoing issues between the neighbors, with Erickson receiving a restraining order against Kinney in late 2018.
Judge John Anderson scheduled a status conference for Sept. 15. Erickson remains out of custody after posting bond.