A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a “much-loved husband” in a street near to a Perth secondary school.
Stephen Christie, of Bute Drive, Perth, is alleged to have murdered Sandy Kelly, also of Bute Drive, by stabbing him on the body with a knife or similar instrument.
Christie, who is accused of killing his neighbour on Tuesday evening, made a brief appearance in private at Perth Sheriff Court before Sheriff Lindsay Foulis.
He made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination. Christie made no motion for bail and he was remanded in custody.
Mr Kelly, 26, was found seriously injured in the street close to Perth Grammar School.
Mr Kelly, who had been married for around a year to Louise, was initially taken to Perth Royal Infirmary but died a short time later as a result of his injuries.
After his death on Tuesday, his family released a statement describing him as a “much-loved son, brother, husband, uncle and friend”.