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Trial date set for Riley Workman doorstep murder

Riley Workman
Image caption The retired army officer was shot as he opened his front door

A date has been set for the trial of a man charged with the murder of retired Lt Col Riley Workman six years ago.

The 83-year-old former army officer was shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Furneux Pelham, Hertfordshire, on the night of 7 January 2004.

Former gamekeeper, Christopher Docherty-Puncheon, 31, was charged with his murder in July.

At a hearing at Luton Crown Court the trial date was set for 8 June 2011.

Mr Docherty-Puncheon is also charged with having a shotgun with intent to commit an offence.

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