A woman is to stand trial accused of trying to kill a man by drugging him and then choking him as he slept.
Carole Farqhuar is charged with attempted murder at a house in Aberdeen on March 20 and 21 this year.
Prosecutors claim the 57-year-old repeatedly put controlled drugs – diazepam and tramadol – into drinks.
This is said to have caused the man to ingest them, causing him to fall asleep.
It is claimed – while in that condition – Farquhar wrapped cables around his neck and tightened them.
The attempted murder charge states this was to his injury and danger of the man’s life.
The case called at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Farquhar had her attendance excused.
A not guilty plea to attempted murder was made.
A special defence that she was suffering from a mental disorder at the time was also lodged.
Both Farquhar’s lawyer Michael Anderson and prosecutor Mark Mohammed agreed a trial could be set.
Lord Fairley fixed a trial due to begin on October 28 in Inverness. The case could last around three days.