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Teenager denies Michael Mearns cemetery murder in Greenock

Michael Mearns Image copyright Police Handout
Image caption Michael Mearns was found with serious head injuries and died in hospital

A teenager has denied murdering a man in a cemetery by striking him on the head with a brick.

Scott Rooney, 19, is accused of murdering 56-year-old Michael Mearns at Greenock Cemetery, South Street, Greenock, on 30 July.

He entered a not guilty plea to a charge of murder during an appearance at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Trial was set for July next year at the High Court in Paisley.

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