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Court hearing over student Jane Kelly's death

Jane Kelly
Image caption Jane Kelly was found fatally injured at a house in Powmill, near Kinross

A 22-year-old old man accused of murdering an art student by strangling her has been unable to appear in court.

It is alleged Mark Jarvie murdered Jane Kelly, 22, at his family's home near Kinross on Friday evening by compressing her throat.

Mr Jarvie's solicitor made no plea on his behalf at Perth Sheriff Court.

Miss Kelly, from St Andrews in Fife, was found fatally injured at the house in Powmill by paramedics called to the property.

Her parents said they had lost a "very special beautiful daughter".

In a statement, Miss Kellly's family said: ''Life has been taken away from her at such a young age and with such a bright future in front of her.

''She will be so sadly missed by her mum, dad, her brother, sisters and all who were blessed to know her.

''We ask that the family's privacy is respected at this time.''

Miss Kelly was a student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.

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