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Marie Low murder accused to stand trial

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Image caption Marie Low died in Dundee's Ninewells Hospital

A woman will stand trial in August accused of murdering a mother-of-three in Dundee.

Siobhan Russell, 30, denies stabbing Marie Low at Ballantrae Terrace on 4 September last year.

She is also alleged to have struggled with Ms Low, pulled her hair, seized her by the neck and repeatedly attempted to strike her on the body with a knife.

The trial at the High Court in Aberdeen is expected to last 10 days.

Ms Russell also denies behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards Ms Low by shouting and swearing at her, uttering threats of violence, brandishing a knife at her and engaging in a fight with her on various occasions on 2 and 3 September last year.

Solicitor advocate Iain Paterson told the High Court in Glasgow that a special defence of self defence has been lodged.

Judge Lady Scott set a trial date of 14 August.

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