Man pleads not guilty to killing homeless man

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A Valley man accused of fatally punching a homeless man has entered a plea in the case.

Joseph Aguilera, 30, was in a Phoenix courtroom Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.

On July 11, Aguilera allegedly punched a 70-year-old homeless man for reasons yet unknown.

The incident took place outside of a convenience store, and surveillance footage captured Aguilera as he fled the scene.

Aguilera was eventually arrested after police received help from the public.

The victim was originally taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition, but died a few days later.