A man is accused of beheading a Topeka resident with a guitar string and keeping the head to talk to it.
James Paul Harris pleaded innocent to premeditated first-degree murder Monday.
Police say Harris practiced voodoo and kept the head of James Gerety in a bag after the 2011 killing.
Some of Gerety's remains were found a year later in Carbondale, 18 miles south of Topeka.
Harris' former girlfriend testified in March that he told her he used a guitar string to sever Gerety's head.
She said he disposed of the body but kept the head in a bag.
A Topeka police officer said the ex-girlfriend told him Harris practiced voodoo and that he liked to talk to the head.
A judge on Monday set Harris' trial for June 23.