A man has been accused of murdering a ScotRail worker.
David Bain, 27, is charged with attacking Clifford Anderson at a property in Jasmine Terrace, Aberdeen, last August 23.
Prosecutors claim the 60 year-old suffered blunt force injuries to his head and was stabbed on the body with a knife.
Mr Anderson is said to have been so severely injured, he later died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Bain faces further charges of having two knives and a bladed multi-tool in a public place as well as a breach of the peace.
QC Mark Stewart pleaded not guilty on his behalf during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Chris McKenna later added: “There is not yet a trial slot available in this case.”
Lady Scott instead adjourned until a further hearing in June.