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William Paterson to stand trial over Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll murder

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Image caption Kevin Carroll was killed in an Asda car park in Robroyston

A man charged with murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll is to stand trial next year.

William Paterson, 35, is accused of repeatedly shooting Mr Carroll, 29, outside the Asda store in Glasgow's Robroyston area on 13 January 2010.

He is also accused of fleeing to Spain 10 days after the shooting in a bid to defeat the ends of justice.

Mr Paterson denies all charges against him. At the High Court in Glasgow he was told his trial would begin in May.

Mr Paterson was back in the dock on Monday for a further preliminary hearing.

Flight allegation

It is claimed - while masked and acting with others - he repeatedly discharged loaded handguns at Mr Carroll, shooting him on the head and body.

Mr Paterson is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

The indictment claims that on 23 January 2010 he boarded a flight from Glasgow to Malaga "to avoid arrest, prosecution and conviction".

Mr Paterson further faces a number of firearms charges as well as another accusation of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

He is also said to have been involved in the reset of a car or an alternative accusation of being in the vehicle knowing it had been taken without consent.

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