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Norman Carlton to stand trial over Stewart Gillespie murder

A man is to stand trial charged with the murder of a convicted killer.

Norman Carlton, 28, is alleged to have repeatedly stabbed murderer Stewart Gillespie at the 53-year-old's home in Glencairn Road, Paisley, on 3 October.

He is also charged with stabbing and attempting to murder Robert Lawther, 32, during the same incident.

Mr Carlton's lawyer entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow. Judge Lord Turnbull set a trial due in April.

Mr Gillespie was found with fatal injuries after police officers were called to reports of a disturbance.

He had previously served a life sentence for the murder of Mark Rennie in Paisley in 1996.

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