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Marc O'Haire faces trial over John McFarlane murder

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Image caption Mr McFarlane died after being attacked near his home

A man is to stand trial accused of murdering a young father who was beaten and stabbed in East Dunbartonshire.

Marc O'Haire is charged with attacking John McFarlane in Auchinairn Road, close to the victim's home in Bishopbriggs, on 25 September 2014.

It is claimed 29-year-old Mr O'Haire struggled with Mr McFarlane, 28, then hit him on the head with a metal bar and stabbed him on the body.

Mr O'Haire denies the charges and will stand trial in June.

During a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow, Mr O'Haire also denied a separate charge of assaulting Mr McFarlane on the same date.

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