A teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend and killing her unborn child has appeared in court.
16-year old Kayleigh Palmer from Cheltenham died 3 days after being found unconscious with a scarf around her neck.
Her boyfriend Aston Robinson denies the charges and will face trial later this year.
Rebecca Broxton reports from Bristol Crown Court:-
A man has appeared before magistrates in Wiltshire accused of murdering a barman who was cycling home from work.
The family of Jason Voong were in court to hear him also charged with the attempted murder of a woman at the same location just weeks before.
Our Wiltshire correspondent Robert Murphy reports:-
A Gloucestershire man has denied murdering his girlfriend and destroying her unborn baby.
18-year old Aston Robinson is accused of strangling 16-year old Kayleigh Palmer with a scarf whilst she was five months pregnant.
He appeared at Bristol Crown Court today by video-link and pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder and one of child destruction. Kayleigh, who was from Bishops Cleeve in Gloucestershire, died on April 5th, three days after she was attacked at an address in Humber Road.
A trial date has been provisionally set for September 22 and is expected to last at least two weeks.
A 28-year-old man from Swindon has been charged with murder and of attempted murder.
It follows the stabbing of 60-year-old barman Tom Rogers on Thursday 26 June on the cycle path near the town's railway station and also an attack on a 24-year-old woman in the same area on Thursday 8 May.
I have authorised Wiltshire Police to charge Jason Voong 28, from Swindon, with the attempted murder of Leanne James, 24, from Swindon on Thursday 8 May 2014 and the murder of Aulton Thomas Rogers, 60, from Swindon on Thursday 26 June 2014.
It is alleged that Miss James and Mr Rogers were both attacked on the pathway that leads from Station Road to the Rodbourne Area, near to the footpath to the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon between 22.20 and 23.40 but on different dates.
Jason Voong has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chippenham Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 July 2014.
Two more people have been charged over the death of Nicholas Robinson in Bristol.
The 19-year old died from knife wounds in a communal area of Ron Jones House on Jamaica Street in March.
22-year old Fabian Irving of Sussex Place in Bristol has been charged with murder. Frederica Critchlow, who's 48, is accused of assisting an offender.
Both are due before magistrates in Bristol this morning.
18-year old Luchiano Barnes from St Paul's in Bristol was also charged with murder by police earlier this month.
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A further four men have been charged with the murder of a man in Swindon.
44-year-old Roger Millar was found with stab wounds in a street in Rodbourne in June. He died later in hospital.
Three teenagers are due to appear at Bristol Crown Court today and a 27-year-old man is due before Swindon magistrates next week.
A 19-year-old man was previously charged with murder in June.
The trial has begun of a man accused of killing Wiltshire builder Adrian Cooksey.
Richard Elmes, who was a friend of Mr Cooksey, denies manslaughter.
But this morning he admitted a charge of perjury at Bristol Crown Court.
Mr Cooksey's body was found on Spa Road in Melksham in March 2009. He had been punched and died when his head hit the ground.
A witness has describes details of how the murder of Annie Dewani was planned during the trial of Xolile Mngeni, who is accused of the honeymooner's murder.
A witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has said that on the eve of Annie's murder he was approached by Zola Tongo, a taxi driver who has already been convicted over the murder, who told him that there was, “a gentleman who wanted to kill a woman”.
The prosecution maintain that this person was Annie's new husband Shrien Dewani, who remains in the UK pending ongoing extradition proceedings.
A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anni Dewani who was on her honeymoon in South Africa.
Xolile Mngeni's trial is at a High Court in Cape Town. It's is expected to last for six weeks.
Mrs Dewani, 28 was shot when a taxi she was in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township in November 2010.
Her husband, 32-year-old Shrien Dewani from Bristol, is accused of arranging her murder.
He denies the charge.
Last week, Mngeni's alleged accomplice Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to charges over the killing. He received a 25-year prison sentence.