Mansfield murder trial set for April as men deny charge

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FOUR men denied the murder of Forest Town man Jonathan Turner at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

Andrej Novakov (19), of Mansfield, and Miroslavas Budzinskis (24), of Nottingham, pleaded not guilty to the charge during a 45-minute hearing.

Bragdas Kilic (22), of Westfield Lane, Mansfield, and Vjaceslavs Solovjovs (22), of Terrace Road, Mansfield, also denied the charge in front of Judge Michael Stokes.

Mr Turner died at King’s Mill Hospital on 8th May after he was allegedly seriously assaulted on Stockwell Gate in the early hours of the previous day.

A post-mortem examination showed that the 27-year-old father died from a head injury.

The four men will stand trial at Nottingham Crown Court on 18th April next year and the case is set to last around four weeks.