Three suspects will stand trial charged with murdering a man and trying to kill another.
Brian Folan, 26, Jordon Morrison, 25, and Corey Craig, 27, are said to have carried out the alleged attacks at a house in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, on December 20, 2020.
Prosecutors claim they entered the property in the town’s Perth Crescent while masked and jumped on top of William McGuire.
It is said the 25-year-old – known as Billy – was repeatedly struck with knives and a bottle.
The murder charge states Mr McGuire was left so badly hurt, he died in hospital the next day.
The three are separately accused of attempting to murder John Higgins at the house by allegedly assaulting him in a similar manner.
Folan faces a further accusation of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Prosecutors claim he fled after the alleged attacks to different addresses in Dundee, Perth, Liverpool and elsewhere.
Folan finally faces a separate assault charge.
Lawyers Thomas Ross QC, John Scullion QC and Calum Weir pled not guilty on the trio’s behalf during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.
Lady Stacey fixed a trial due to start in November. The case could last up to 12 days.