A 23-year-old murder suspect from Harrogate did not enter a plea today when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court.
Daniel Ainsley is accused of murdering Mark Wolsey, 48, who was found dead inside a flat in Mayfield Grove, Harrogate on March 5.
The case was adjourned for a further case management hearing on July 1, at which Ainsley, of no fixed abode, may enter a plea.
The trial was confirmed to take place on 18 October. Ainsley was remanded in custody until then.
Mr Wolsey was found with serious injuries after police were called to Mayfield Grove just after 10pm on a Friday night. He was certified dead at the scene by ambulance staff.
Extra police patrols were deployed in the area following the incident “to reassure those living and working nearby”.