A man charged with the murder of 40-year-old Michael McNee, whose body was found at a property in Mountsorrel, has appeared in court.
Benjamin Bracegirdle pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr McNee, between Wednesday May 20 and Friday May 22.
The police were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to an address in Chestnut Court, off Leicester Road, in the village, at 10.47am on May 22.
Mr McNee was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 41-year-old defendant, of Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, appeared at Leicester Crown Court via a live video link from custody.
Bracegirdle’s defence counsel, Mary Prior QC, made no application for bail.
Judge Philip Head adjourned the hearing for a trial to take place in November.
Bracegirdle was remanded back into custody.
The grieving family of Mr McNee issued a statement at the time, saying: “Michael was a much loved son, brother, nephew and uncle and we are heartbroken by his death.”
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