Jeffrey A. Button, 20, of Richburg remained in the Steuben County Jail Thursday on a murder charge after waiving a preliminary hearing in Avoca Town Court Wednesday.
Button is charged in the shooting death Sept. 13 of James Cranda, 45, of Hornell, whose body was found outside that city the next day.
Button was charged by state police Friday with second-degree murder after Wellsville troopers made a connection between a warrant for a suspect in the Hornell homicide and Button's report of a truck-deer accident near Bolivar.
Troopers said Button filed a report asking to keep the venison from the deer he hit last Wednesday on South Bolivar Road. He was arraigned Friday and ordered held in jail without bail.