Murder suspect Delano Forbes pleaded not guilty to escaping lawful custody when he came before a magistrate today.
The 23-year-old was recaptured by police last Friday after being on the run for over four weeks.
On February 12 officers said he escaped their custody while assisting them during an evidence gathering operation in Swetes.
The suspect is scheduled to return to court on May 30 for trial on the escape charge.
Before his escape, Forbes was charged with the murder of three people and police alleged he drained and drank the blood of his victims.