BANGOR — A 48-year-old Maine man charged in the beating death of a construction company owner has pleaded not guilty and his probable cause hearing will continue at a later date.

The lawyer for Peter Robinson told a judge today that there might be enough evidence to support a manslaughter charge, but not a murder charge. The judge will take up the hearing again at a later date.

Robinson, of Bradford, is charged with murder in the Nov. 12 beating death of 71-year-old David Trask, of Hudson. He’s been held without bail since his Nov. 17 arrest.

Robinson told police he struck Trask with a crowbar after Trask came at him with the metal bar. Robinson and Trask had a history of disputes stemming from access issues to Robinson’s land.