ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Webster man accused of fatally stabbing a woman last month pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

Piero Scala, 35, is charged with murder and criminal possession of stolen property.

Scala is accused of stabbing 56-year-old Cath O’Brien in her home on Oakdale Drive in Webster.

O’Brien’s body was found after police conducted a welfare check.

Scala is due back in court in January.