You may recall the incident that took place in December of last year wherein a Pittsfield man, Joseph Fillio, was found shot in the head in an apartment building in downtown Northampton.

Well, yesterday in Hampshire Superior Court, the shooting suspect, 32-year-old Steven Malloy made his plea in regards to the charge of first-degree murder. Malloy's plea? Not guilty.

Malloy also pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a person with two or more convictions for violent crimes. By the way, the murder of Fillio was the only homicide in Hampshire County in all of 2021 and the first homicide in Northampton in three years.

Western Mass News reports that Malloy is being held without bail. Malloy will return to court as his trial will go forth on May 6th. For more, check out the story at Western Mass News' website here.

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