A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of a 90-year-old retired doctor in Angus.
William Yule was found dead at around 1.10pm on Tuesday at his home on Hillside Road, in Forfar.
Jason Massie appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on Thursday, where he was remanded in custody.
The 31-year-old, from North Grimsby, Arbroath, is alleged to have beaten, stabbed and pushed a cooker onto the former GP on December 6.
Mr Massie is also charged with allegedly stealing a set of car keys and being in possession of two knives.
The charges state that he was on bail at the time of the attack, having been granted it at Dundee Sheriff Court on 29 August.
Solicitor Grant Bruce made no motion for bail and the case was continued for further examination.
Dr Yule, grew up in Morayshire, and was a GP in Forfar for 20 years before he retired.