Oxfordshire Golf Club beheading accused denies murder

Christopher Varian Christopher Varian was discovered by colleagues at the hotel and golf club

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A man has denied murdering a restaurant manager who was found beheaded at a golf club and hotel in Oxfordshire.

The body of Christopher Varian, 32, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was discovered by colleagues at The Oxfordshire in Thame, in August 2010.

Jonathan Limani, 33, formerly of Rycote Lane, Thame, appeared at Oxford Crown Court earlier.

He was remanded in custody at Broadmoor Hospital and will stand trial for murder on 19 March 2012.

Mr Varian's relatives, who had flown from France for the hearing, sat in the public gallery.

Mr Limani, who required an interpreter, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea of "not guilty".

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