A FRODSHAM man, jointly accused of killing a Chester doorman, is to face crown court trial in October.
Scott Davidson, 22, of Hawthorne Road, Frodsham and co-defendant Rachael Horton, 19, of Hawthorn Road, Little Sutton appeared at a preliminary hearing held at Chester Crown Court on Monday.
The pair are accused of murdering 49-year-old Martin Ithell, whose body was found in a car outside Blacon Police Station at about 1am on Saturday, March 12.
It is alleged that Mr Ithell was shot and stabbed at Davidson’s house in Frodsham on Friday evening before his body was driven to the station.
Davidson, formerly of Elton, worked as a doorman. Four years ago his identical twin brother Jamie was killed in a head-on collision at Frodsham.
The twins featured in The Chronicle in 2006 after enlisting with the Cheshire Regiment.
Davidson and Horton are expected to appear at Chester Crown Court to enter pleas on July 4. A provisional trial date of October 10 was set, with an estimated duration of three weeks. Both were remanded in custody.
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