The man accused of murdering father-to-be Billy Livesley has appeared before a crown court judge.
Emotions ran high when Peter Connor, 31, of no fixed address, appeared in the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Friday.
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He was charged with the murder of 21-year-old Billy, from Platt Bridge, on December 28.
The case was sent to Manchester Crown Court, where Connor appeared via video link on Monday morning.
He did not enter a plea and a trial date was set for June 24, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for February 4.
Connor was remanded in custody until then.