Published Friday, 15 March 2013
Margaret Telford was found strangled at her Belfast home in February 1988. (© UTV)
Standing in the dock of Belfast Crown Court on Friday and leaning on a walking stick, Samuel Dunwoody, 52, pleaded not guilty to murdering Margaret Telford in February 1988.
The pensioner was found strangled in her Twaddell Avenue home in the city.
Dunwoody, originally from Belfast but now with an address at High Tower, Birmingham, was arrested after new forensic findings came to light.
Senior lawyers for both the prosecution and defence confirmed to Mr Justice Weir they were ready for the trial, which could last up to two weeks, set for 10 June.