Terrence Dames was arraigned on four different charges in Oneida County Court.
Dames pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, which is a misdemeanor charge.
Dames is also charged with false personation and forgery in the second degree.
Although he plead not guilty, Assistant Public Defender, David Cooke says that his client is considering a plea offer.
"The offer could be anywhere from 20 to life, to 22 to life. At this point, we haven't discussed any set defense. We have everything on the table and as we investigate further, we'll consider our options," said Cooke.
In a statement from the Rome Police Department, Dames says that he was sorry the whole thing happened, and if there was a way he could have avoided it, he would have.
Terrence Dames is due back in court on Tuesday, November 29th.
He will respond to whether or not he wants to accept his plea offer.