Transcript for Homeowner Pleads Not Guilty in Student Death
latest on the Montana homeowner who killedym a teenager prowling through his garage. On court Wednesday, he pled not guilty to charges that he set a trap and deliberately killed the teen. ABC's Neal Karlinsky has the story. Reporter: This morning, Markus kaarma says he's accident in the killing of diren Dede. He is accused of killing Dede in his garage, after the exchange student went into his garage looking for alcohol. And setting off this camera. Kaarma told policefá he had been robbed before and was fearful. He is scared. He is worried about his family and what's going on and what his future entails. Reporter: But prosecutors say this wasn't an act of self-defense, but of murder by an angry man who set a trap. Many of the neighbors have contacted our office. And have expressed serious concerns about neighborhood safety. They are scared of him. Reporter: In court documents, kaarma is described as acting aggressive towards other drivers on the road. And of telling stylists at a hair salon, he had been waiting up at night for kids to come. Prosecutors argued his bail should be raised to $500,000. The judge didn't agree, leaving kaarma free on his current, lesser bail. His attorney denies he was out to get anyone, saying now he's virtuallya'ñ prisoner in his own house anyway. There's been death threats. He's uneasy being in his own house. Reporter: If kaarma is cleared in the case, his troubles may not be over. Outraged German authorities have submitted a letter saying, they are watching closely and could pursue a case of their own. For "Good morning America," Neal Karlinsky, ABC news, Seattle.
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.