A 36-year-old man from Latvia on Tuesday plead not-guilty to premediated murder and conspiracy charges in the killing of a Greek national in Limassol last February.
The man faces nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and premediated murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, in the killing of Ernesto Leonides, 47, who was shot dead in broad daylight at a Limassol restaurant on February 8.
The next hearing has been scheduled for June 29.
Leonides, a Greek national of Georgian extraction, was gunned down by three masked individuals who had walked into a tavern in Yermasogia while he was having lunch with friends.
The 36-year-old was arrested a few days after the murder when it emerged that he had arranged for the man believed to be one of the three shooters, a 31-year-old from Georgia, to arrive in Cyprus prior to the murder.
The Latvian admitted to being a close friend of the Georgian but denies taking part in the killing.
The 31-year-old is considered an extremely dangerous person by Interpol.
Police have also issued international arrest warrants for seven more suspects, six Georgians and a Russian.