Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man accused of murdering woman during Edinburgh sex attack

A 19-year-old man accused of murdering a 63-year-old woman during a sex attack is to stand trial.

Marie Reid's body was found at her home in Easter Drylaw Way, Edinburgh, on 15 November 2010.

Jay Soso, from the Tollcross area of the city, admits having sex with the pensioner but denies rape and murder.

After a brief hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Turnbull allowed Mr Soso to remain on bail until his trial in Glasgow on 29 May.

Mr Soso is accused of raping Ms Reid and committing other sex acts before inflicting injuries "by means unknown" which led to her death.

He also denies cleaning up in the house in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Other charges, which Mr Soso also denies, allege that he stole a bank card and pre-pay television box, stole cash from ATMs and had cannabis and amphetamine in his possession.

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