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Man, 25, charged over death of Edinburgh woman

Longstone Park Pic: Lisa Summers
Image caption Rosina Sutherland's body was found at sheltered housing on Sunday

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an elderly woman whose body was discovered at a sheltered housing complex.

Kevin Rooney, 25, from Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration when he appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The body of 74-year-old Rosina Sutherland was found at Longstone Park, Edinburgh, at about 14:00 on Sunday.

The case was continued for further examination and Mr Rooney was remanded in custody.

His next court appearance will be on 9 November.

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