A HOMELESS woman has denied murdering a man found stabbed in his Chester home.
Christine Holleran, 50, appeared at Chester Crown Court charged with the murder of 54-year-old Andrew Mackenzie Nall.
Mr Nall, known as 'Scottish Andy', was found dead at his home in Eversley Park off Liverpool Road on August 31, 2012.
His body was discovered following an assault on a homeless man in a subway near Northgate Street in Chester city centre shortly before 5pm on the same day.
Holleran, previously of Edge Lane in Liverpool, is currently on remand in HMP Styal.
Wearing black trousers and a white top, she pleaded not guilty to murder and will stand trial next month with co-accused Gary George.
George, 41, who gave his address as Crispin House, Nicholas Street, appeared in court in December and pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Nall and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to homeless man Brian James Riley.
Ian Unsworth, prosecuting, said the murder trial before Mr Justice Openshaw would begin next month and was expected to last two to three weeks.
Mr Nall’s body was discovered when police visited his address at about 8.15pm as part of their investigation into the assault which happened about three hours earlier.
Rangers FC supporter Mr Nall used to work for Northgate Street greengrocer Francis Thomas.
The Recorder of Chester, Judge Elgan Edwards, remanded Holleran in custody until the trial begins on March 4.