A grandfather accused of killing his own nine-year-old grandson two days before Christmas Day will go on trial for murder in November.
Stewart James Greene, 65, is alleged to have murdered his grandson, nine-year-old Alex Robinson, on December 23 last year.
During a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday, May 14 the date of Greene’s trial was fixed for November 17.
It will be held at Lincoln Crown Court and is expected to last between three and four weeks.
Greene, who was wearing a black t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms, spoke only to confirm his name during the hearing.
The case was adjourned by the judge, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave and Greene was remanded back into custody.
A former engineering worker, Greene was arrested on December 23 after emergency services were called to the bay fronted terraced house in Pennell Street, Lincoln, where Alex lived with his mother.
Alex was rushed to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance but died shortly afterwards.
Mr Greene, who lived 25 miles away in Grimoldby, near Louth, was taken away from the scene in handcuffs.
He was charged with murder on Christmas Eve after police received details of a post-mortem examination on Alex. The cause of the boy’s death has not been revealed by Lincolnshire Police.