A man will stand trial charged with murdering his former partner then putting her body in a sports bag.
Craig Walker, 40, is accused of killing Lauren Wilson at a flat in Renfrew, Renfrewshire last May 26.
It is claimed he repeatedly struck and stabbed the 34-year-old with a knife on the head and body.
The murder charges further states Walker compressed her neck and inflicted blunt force injuries by means unknown.
Walker is then accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice on the same date.
This includes claims he wrapped Ms Wilson in sheets and tape before placing her in a large sports bag with the “intention of disposing of her body”.
Walker is also said to have sent messages from his former partner’s phone pretending to be her.
The indictment alleges he did all this to “avoid detection, arrest and prosecution”.
Addresses listed in this charge are the flat where the alleged murder occurred, the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew as well as a house in Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Walker also faces an earlier allegation of having two knives on May 20 2021.
Thomas Ross, defending, pled not guilty on his behalf during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday.
The QC described the case as “quite complicated”.
Both he and prosecutor David Dickson agreed a trial could be fixed.
Lord Doherty set a trial due to begin in March next year.