Garry Kane charged with murdering his grandmother Kathleen Milward
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 87-year-old grandmother in South Lanarkshire.
Garry Kane is alleged to have attacked Kathleen Milward at her home in Brodie Place, Stonehouse, on 3 January 2012.
It is claimed the 40-year-old hit the OAP on the head with a blunt implement, applied pressure to her neck and stole money from her house.
Mr Kane denies all charged against him. The case was adjourned until a further preliminary hearing later this month.
Mr Kane also faces a separate allegation that he behaved in a threatening and abusive manner towards his grandmother between 24 December 2011 and 3 January this year.
He is further accused of possessing heroin at several locations in Lanarkshire and three theft charges.
His QC Gordon Jackson pleaded not guilty to all charges on his behalf.
The High Court in Glasgow was told that investigations were on-going.
No trial date was set before judge Lord Bannatyne adjourned the case.