A man has denied murdering a 15-year-old by stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors.
Connor McMath, 20, is accused of killing schoolboy Sean Ford at Charles Street, Wishaw, on March 7.
At the High Court in Glasgow, McMath’s QC Donald Findlay entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of his client, who appeared via video link.
Mr Finlay asked for bail for McMath, who is on remand awaiting trial as no date can be set due to lockdown measures, but the request was refused.
McMath also faces a further charge along with Derek Paton, 18, from Wishaw.
They are charged with assaulting a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to the danger of his life at a house in Charles Street, Wishaw, on March 7.
It is alleged they repeatedly struck him on the head with a knuckleduster and kicked and punched him on the head and body, rendering him unconscious.
Paton, who is on bail, was not in court for the hearing.
Both accused deny the charges against them.
A further hearing will take place in September.