A preliminary hearing was held yesterday (Wednesday) in relation to the case of Castletown man Ian Anthony Anderson who will face a murder trial on Monday, January 26.
Mr Anderson, aged 45, of Queen Street, is charged with killing Neil Roberts between November 29 and 30, 2013, at Queen Street in Castletown.
He is also charged with assaulting Alison Anderson causing actual bodily harm.
The trial is scheduled to take place over 25 days.
No application for bail was made and Mr Anderson was remanded in custody.