A man is accused of murdering his wife by repeatedly striking her with a mallet.
Peter Maher, 59, is charged with attacking Asda supermarket worker Jeanna Maher at a house in Drumchapel, Glasgow in September 2018.
The allegations claim he bound the 51-year-old’s wrists and ankles with ligatures as well as repeatedly striking her with a mallet or similar item.
Maher is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice after the alleged killing.
This includes claims he cleaned blood at the house and changed his clothes.
He is further accused of assaulting his wife on various occasions between January 2012 until the day before the alleged killing.
The charge states that he punched her as well as threw a mobile phone and remote control at her.
Iain McSporran QC, defending, pled not guilty on his behalf during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.
Lady Stacey did not set a trial and the case was instead adjourned until June.