A man has denied murdering 41-year-old Robert Milner of Leeds.
David Houlgate, 34, appeared at Leeds Crown Court via video link from Armley prison today to face a murder charge over the death of Mr Milner.
Mr Milner was found dead at a flat on Lanshaw Crescent, Belle Isle, around 6.30pm on Thursday, March 9.
Houlgate, who wore a blue Nike T-shirt, spoke to confirm his name during the 15-minute hearing.
After the clerk read the murder charge to him, Houlgate replied: “Not guilty, your honour.”
Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC, said a trial date has been provisionally set for September 4 and remanded Houlgate, of Bodmin Road, Middleton, in custody.