Ian Anderson, of Castletown, has pleaded not guilty to murder.
He is charged with murdering 60-year-old Neil Roberts, from Ballabeg.
Appearing before Deemster Montgomerie this morning, the 45-year-old entered a not guilty plea.
He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault against a woman.
The case was adjourned until June 5 for a pre-trial hearing.