A 41-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering his partner at a flat in Perth.
David Anderson is alleged to have killed barmaid Louise O'Brien, 36, by seizing hold of her neck and compressing it at their home.
He is said to have murdered Ms O'Brien in Shields Place, Dunkeld Road, at some point between 24 and 28 April.
Anderson appeared from custody at Perth Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration.
His solicitor, David Sinclair, made no motion for bail on his behalf.
Anderson was remanded in custody by Sheriff William Wood and the case was continued for further examination.