Man ac­cused of rap­ing and killing sis­ter

The Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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