A woman has denied murdering her husband at a house in West Dunbartonshire.
Lorna Middleton, 35, appeared in the dock at Glasgow’s High Court on Thursday.
She is accused of murdering William Middleton, 38, by striking him on the body with a knife or similar instrument, scratching his face and neck with a sharp instrument and compressing his neck.
The incident is alleged to have taken place within a property in Clydebank on June 26 last year.
It is claimed Middleton refused police officers access to the flat and prevented her husband, who was originally from Dumbarton and was known as Billy, from receiving medical assistance.
Defence QC Donald Findlay entered a not guilty plea on Middleton’s behalf and entered a special defence of self-defence.
The case was continued until April in the hope a trial date can be fixed.
Judge Lady Stacey told Middleton: “Due to the pandemic I can’t fix a trial. I hope by the next diet we will be able to give you a date for trial, but I can’t guarantee it.”
Middleton, who is on remand, also denies behaving in an abusive or threatening manner at the flat and attempting to headbutt a constable.