Man accused of raping and killing sister
A MAN is to stand trial charged with the rape and murder of his sister.
Charles Gordon, 52, faced the accusations during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.
He is charged with carrying out a sex attack on Elizabeth Bowe, 50, in St Andrews, Fife, before killing her on the same day in September last year. Prosecutors allege he struggled with his sister before putting his hands around her neck.
The murder charge also includes claims Gordon placed a dressing gown around her neck and a bag over her head which did “restrict her breathing”.
He faces a third charge of behaving in a threatening manner towards detectives two days later.
Gordon’s lawyer Calum Weir yesterday pled not guilty on his behalf.
Judge Lord Bonomy set a trial due to start in May in Livingston. The case could last up to six days.