A man and a woman will stand trial next year charged with murdering the man’s sister.
Jordan Johnstone, 24, and Angela Newlands, 28, appeared for a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.
They are both accused of murdering Annalise Johnstone at the Maggie’s Wall Memorial near Dunning, Perthshire, in May this year.
Prosecutors allege the 22-year-old was repeatedly struck on the neck with a knife or similar item.
The pair also face a charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
It is claimed Annalise’s body was moved in a Ford Galaxy car and left near a stone dyke at the side of the B8062 in Perthshire.
The duo are further alleged to have made a false report that Annalise – who also used the name McDonald – was missing.
Jordan Johnstone alone faces a charge of assaulting his sister in Beith, Ayrshire, two days before the alleged killing.
He is further accused of attacking another woman in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, on May 6.
His counsel Keith Stewart QC and Brian McConnachie, representing Newlands, both pleaded not guilty on behalf of them.
Lord Burns set a trial due to begin next April in Livingston.
The case could last up to 15 days.