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Nat Fraser to get court appeal date for wife Arlene's murder

Nat Fraser and Arlene Fraser
Image caption Nat Fraser denies murdering his wife Arlene back in 1998

Nat Fraser is to have a court hearing in an attempt to overturn his second conviction for murdering his wife.

Fraser was jailed for a minimum of 17 years in May after being found guilty for the second time of murdering his estranged wife Arlene, from Elgin, in 1998. Her body was never found.

He was initially found guilty of murder in 2003, but started a lengthy appeal process which led to the retrial.

Judges have now decided the case should go to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

A date has not yet been set for the hearing in Edinburgh.

Fraser has always denied being behind the disappearance of his wife, 33, from Moray.

Mrs Fraser was last seen on 28 April, 1998, after waving her two children off to school.

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