Jarrow woman Nicola Lee appears in court to deny murder of Paul Taylor
A woman has appeared in court and denied a charge of murder.
Nicola Lee is accused of killing Paul Taylor, who died at a house in Jarrow, last month.
The 44-year-old, of Thames Avenue, Jarrow, has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, where she pleaded not guilty to an offence of murder.
A trial is due to take place on October 2.
Judge Paul Sloan QC told Lee: "I am going to adjourn your case to a further pre-trial hearing. That hearing will be listed on June 28.
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"On that occasion, you will be linked into this court from prison.
"By that date you will be required to provide a defence statement, setting out, in detail, your defence to this charge."
Mr Taylor, 45, of Hebburn, was found with injuries consistent with a stabbing at an address in Thames Avenue, Jarrow, shortly after 12.30am on Sunday March 31.