Corby man denies murder
Roddi Stewart is accused of a fatal stabbing
A man has denied murdering Ian Little in Corby last month.
Roddi Stewart, 33, was originally charged with GBH with intent after the incident at a house in Landseer Court on March 3.
Mr Little, 31, was stabbed and was in hospital in a critical condition for three weeks until he died on March 24.
A post-mortem examination found he died of multiple organ failure as a result of a stab wound.
Today (Wednesday) Stewart, from Greig Walk in Corby, appeared at Northampton Crown Court in a hearing held over Skype and telephone conference because of the coronavirus lockdown.
He pleaded not guilty to murder and possession of a knife and will face a trial at a date yet to be fixed.
Judge Adrienne Lucking QC told Stewart he would be remanded in custody.
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