TWO men have been further remanded in custody on a charge of perverting the course of justice relating to the murder of an Abermorddu gran.
Charles Jones, 32, of Alyn Road, Buckley, and John Andrew Thomas, 37, of Rhuddlan Court, Ellesmere Port, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court.
Retired school cook Elsie Hughes, 90, died after being attacked in her home in Hawarden Road, Abermorddu, in September of last year.
Detectives say around £200 in cash had been stolen at the time she was beaten to death.
Both are accused of giving false information to police regarding a blue Ford Escort van believed to have been seen near Mrs Hughes' home, and Thomas is accused of concealing material evidence - namely by allegedly disposing of a Ford Escort van.
The case was adjourned to a plea and case management hearing and both were remanded in custody by Judge John Rogers QC.
Defending barristers Steven Everett and John Hedgecoe did not apply for bail.
Gareth Parry, prosecuting, was granted until April 28 to serve the prosecution papers, which include transcripts of 14 hours of interview.
The defendants will be asked to enter their pleas on May 12.