SKOWHEGAN – The man who is accused of killing his father about three months ago in Cambridge said Thursday that he didn’t do it.

Angelo Licata, 33, of Detroit pleaded not guilty in Somerset County Superior Court to the murder charge.

He answered “yes, sir” and “yes, your honor” when Justice John Nivison asked if he understood his rights and the charges against him during a five-minute arraignment hearing.

If convicted, Licata will face 25 years to life in prison. He is accused of killing Alfred Licata, 63, on July 21.

On that night, police responded to a 911 call from Alfred Licata’s wife, Arlene, who said that while she was upstairs she heard banging and yelling downstairs, according to a court affidavit. She told sheriff’s deputies that she went downstairs and saw blood all over their kitchen and was scared. Her husband was found dead on a lawn near their home.

Police interviewed a friend of Angelo Licata’s who said Licata came to his house in Waterville around 10:30 or 11 that night, crying, and said he had killed his father, court papers say.

Early the next morning, Licata went to the Waterville police station, where he was arrested.

Defense attorney Peter Barnett said the earliest the case would go to trial would be May.