A York City man accused of killing another man during a brawl in a bar last year is heading to trial.

District judge Linda Williams held over the single count of homicide against Halim "Budda" Bowen, 24, of 222 E. Philadelphia St., to the York County Court of Pleas at a hearing on Tuesday, according to Williams' office.

Bowen is accused of killing Jaime Sanabria, 25, of York inside George's Tavern at 376 Walnut St. during a bar brawl Aug. 17, York City detectives have said.

Called "Butter" by his friends, Sanabria was fatally shot in the back while trying to break up a fight, police said.

U.S. Marshals arrested Bowen in Schenectady, N.Y., in October.

Since then he has been in York County Prison having been denied bail.

Bowen's attorney, Kevin Hoffman, declined comment on Tuesday but did say the earliest the trail could start is in April.

Bowen's next court date is Feb. 14, when he will be formally arraigned, according to court records.

-- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.