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Man denies murdering Nottingham mother Caroline Coyne

Caroline Coyne
Image caption Caroline Coyne was found with head injuries

A man is to stand trial accused of the murder of Nottingham mother-of-two Caroline Coyne.

Carl Powell, from Carlton, denied killing Ms Coyne when he appeared via video link at Nottingham Crown Court earlier.

The 23-year-old also denied committing three offences on another woman more than a month after Ms Coyne's death.

Ms Coyne's body was found in Thorneywood Mount, Nottingham, on 23 July 2011. She died from head injuries.

The 28-year-old mother lived in Top Valley and had been at a family party in Arnold.

Mr Powell is alleged to have committed the other offences on 24 August, all in the Carlton Road area of Nottingham.

He pleaded not guilty to charges of false imprisonment, sexual assault, and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence.

He was remanded in custody for a further hearing on 2 February, ahead of a trial which is expected to be held in July.

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