The man suspected of carrying out a spray paint attack on homeless Michael Cash arrived at court – wearing a Frankenstein mask.
Aaron Jones faces charges of assault and criminal damage and appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.
He arrived at the court wearing the green plastic mask.
The 33-year-old, of Balmor Road, Normanby , allegedly assaulted Mr Cash using red spray paint near to Tesco Express on Normanby High Street in September .
Just days later Mr Cash’s body was found in Eston Cemetery although police are not connecting his death to the alleged assault.
Mr Cash was just 32 when he died.
His aunt Lorraine Darling said her nephew’s life spiralled out of control when his mother Elaine – her twin sister – lost her life to cancer.
“They were very close and she was his guiding light, after she died I don’t think the world was ever the same for him,” she said.
A mural, confirmed to be a tribute to Mr Cash, was recently painted on the wall where he was regularly seen.
The spray-painted image shows a sitting man, holding a sign which reads “Homeless, not hopeless”.