Man in court accused of 1999 Coatbridge murder
A man has appeared in court accused of a murder committed in Coatbridge almost 17 years ago.
James McGowan, 58, denied murdering Owen Brannigan, 46, by repeatedly stabbing him at a house in Bankhead Avenue, Kirkwood, on 28 or 29 November, 1999.
At the High Court in Glasgow, he also denied assaulting Thomas Duggan to his severe injury on 28 November, 1999.
A trial date was set for 31 January at the High Court in Edinburgh.
Mr McGowan is alleged to have assaulted Mr Duggan at Kirkshaws Social Club, Dunure Street, Coatbridge.