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Paul McManus to go on trial accused of murdering Isabelle Sanders

Isabelle Sanders Image copyright BBC - police handout
Image caption Isabelle Sanders died in the attack in her home in Crookston in April

A 19-year-old man is to stand trial accused of murdering a woman and trying to kill her 85 year-old partner in their Glasgow home.

Paul McManus is charged with attacking Isabelle Sanders and Norman Busby after allegedly breaking into their property in Crookston in April this year.

His QC entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during an appearance at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Uist set a trial due to begin in November.

It is alleged Mr McManus killed Ms Sanders by repeatedly striking the 51 year-old on the head and body with knives or similar implements.

He is accused of attempting to murder her partner Mr Busby having also demanded car keys from him.

Bloodstained clothes

The indictment also claims the 19-year-old stole money, a computer, cables and a decanter from the couple as well as trying to rob them of their car.

He is then accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice after committing the alleged attacks.

This includes claims he removed bloodstained clothes and gloves and ordered another man to hide or get rid of them.

Mr McManus faces a separate charge that on 8 April he assaulted and tried to steal a car from Daniel O'Donnell outside a Spar shop in the city's Barrhead Road.

He is further accused of trying to rob Ching Long Law of a mobile phone on 2 April in Nitshill Road, Glasgow.

The case is expected to last up to three weeks.

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