A man and a woman are to stand trial accused of murdering a woman on Shetland.
Ross MacDougall, 31, and Dawn Smith, 28, are charged with killing Tracey Walker on July 30.
Prosecutors claim the 40-year-old suffered blunt force trauma “by means unknown”, had her neck compressed and was repeatedly struck with a knife in Lerwick’s Ladies Drive.
It is also stated MacDougall and Smith tried to rob Miss Walker of money.
The pair are further accused of assaulting Gary Latham there on the same day.
They are also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice after the alleged killing by asking a man to provide an alibi, a change of clothes and a bag.
Prosecutors claim this was to help “conceal and destroy evidence’ as well as “avoid detection”.
MacDougall faces a separate allegation of taking a car from a house in Lerwick. Smith is also charged with having a knife in a public place.
The pair denied the accusations during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday. Lord Turnbull fixed a trial due to begin on April 14 in Livingston.