Teenagers accused of 'hiding jacket in microwave after murdering man'

Conor Adams, 18, and Sean O'Halloran, 19, are accused of killing Scott Hector in Aberdeen in 2021.

Conor Adams and Sean O’Halloran to stand trial over murder of Scott Hector in Aberdeen Police Scotland

Two teenagers will stand trial charged with murdering a man after allegedly plotting to rob him.

Conor Adams, 18, and Sean O’Halloran, 19, are accused of killing Scott Hector at a flat in Marischal Court in Aberdeen.

Prosecutors claim on April 1 and 2, 2021, they did “conspire to rob” the 20-year-old, including allegations that they armed themselves with knives, put on latex gloves and masked their faces.

It is said that they also made threats to “stab someone”.

The murder charge states the pair entered the flat, brandished knives at Mr Hector and struck Mr Hector on the body with a blade.

It is further claimed they stole items from the property.

The duo are separately said to have attempted to defeat the ends of justice after the alleged murder.

This includes accusations they washed blood from their hands and that a jacket worn by O’Halloran was hidden in a microwave.

O’Halloran on his own faces a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice by trying to get two people to change their police statements to “give a false version of events” in court.

On Wednesday, Adams and O’Halloran appeared in the dock for a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Defence QCs Mark Stewart and Ronnie Renucci pled not guilty on their behalf.

The advocates along with prosecutor David Dickson asked for a trial to be fixed.

Lady Stacey set a trial due to begin in November in Edinburgh. The case could last around eight days.

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