A suspect accused of murdering a man allegedly hit him with a pole and a television bracket.
Christopher Brown, 35, allegedly attacked Henry White at a property in Oakley, near Dunfermline, in Fife on March 21 and 22 this year.
It is claimed the 57-year-old was repeatedly elbowed on the head before being grabbed and pulled to the ground.
Mr White was then said to have been punched and that Brown hit him with his knee.
Prosecutors claimed Mr White was repeatedly struck on the head and body with a pole and a “television wall mounting bracket” before deing dragged outside.
Brown faces a separate charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by trying to clean up any blood and get rid of the pole.
The case called for a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday.
Mark Stewart KC, defending, pleaded not guilty on Brown’s behalf.
Judge Lady Stacey fixed a trial for October 14, 2024, at the High Court in Edinburgh.
The case is expected to last around seven days.
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