The man charged with the murder of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang has pleaded not guilty and the case will go to trial.
Steven Michael Bacon had a court appearance in Nanaimo courthouse via video link from Thunder Bay, Ont., on Monday morning and pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.
The case bas been adjourned to Dec. 1 to fix a date for a trial.
Chang, a 16-year-old from Nanaimo, went missing in March 2017 and her body was found that May. Bacon was named a person of interest in the case in August 2019.