Marie Low death: Dundee woman to stand trial accused of murdering mum

Marie Low

The trial of a woman accused of murdering a Dundee mum-of-three will begin this month.

Siobhan Russell is accused of striking Marie Low, 36, on the body with a knife at Ballantrae Terrace on September 4 last year.

The 31-year-old previously launched a special defence of self-defence.

The trial had been due to begin on August 14 at the High Court in Aberdeen, but the case was adjourned on August 18.

At a further preliminary hearing on Tuesday at the High Court in Glasgow, a trial date was set for November 28 in Edinburgh.

Russell, formerly of Ballantrae Terrace, faces two charges.

On September 2 and September 3 last year, at an address on Ballantrae Terrace and the street outside, Russell allegedly behaved in a threatening manner by uttering threats towards the victim.

She also allegedly brandished a knife at Ms Low and engaged in a fight with her. The second charge claims that on September 4 last year Russell assaulted Ms Low and repeatedly attempted to strike her on the body with a knife or similar instrument.

The charge goes on to say Russell struck Ms Low on the body with a knife or similar instrument and murdered her, having previously evinced malice and ill will towards Ms Low.