A man accused of murdering the former manager of a window fitting company in Leeds has also been charged with rape on the same night.
Craig Kelly appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on March 26 charged with the murder of Kenny Adams on The Clearings, Belle Isle.
During a five-minute hearing, the court was told that the 35-year-old, who lived on the cul-de-sac, is also accused of raping a woman at around the same time and the same location.
He is facing a further charge of causing another woman actual bodily harm.
All three charges relate to events that took place during and after a gathering at a semi-detached house on The Clearings belonging to one of the alleged victims.
Wearing a grey t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, dark-haired Kelly spoke only to confirm his personal details at the court hearing.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this week for a further preliminary hearing.
Police were called to The Clearings, which is off Winrose Drive, at around 9.20pm on Friday following reports of an assault.
Officers and paramedics found 45-year-old Mr Adams, who was from Woodhouse in Leeds, injured at the scene and administered emergency treatment, but attempts to save him proved futile.
He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he died on Friday night.
Details of the injuries Mr Adams suffered have not yet been disclosed, but it is understood they were extensive.
One neighbour reported hearing a scream shortly before the emergency services arrived, but most residents said they were unaware of what had happened until police started carrying out house-to-house enquiries.
Forensic experts remained at the house in question throughout the weekend carrying out examinations.
Mr Adams used to manage Leeds window fitting business Alwoodley Windows.
According to his Facebook profile, he was engaged to be married.
It is understood he was also a father.