A man will go on trial in the summer after he denied killing Old Colwyn man David Kingsbury.
Dean Cody (30), of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty to the murder of the unemployed labourer, whose body was found in the Bryn Heulog area in January. Mr Kingsbury died from a single stab wound.
Four people have also denied assisting an offender, including the defendant’s father Stephen Cody (53) of Colwyn Bay, Colin Lyness (30) of Old Colwyn, Thomas Revalto (50) of Colwyn Bay and Susannah Buckley (40), formerly of Colwyn Bay.
Mr Justice Lewis at Mold Crown Court refused an application for bail for Cody’s father and remanded the four men in custody until the trial begins on Monday 26th June.
Buckley was granted conditional bail and was told not to contact any prosecution witnesses or enter North Wales except for court appearances and appointments with her lawyers.
The trial is expected to run for two weeks.