Two men have denied murdering a 21-year-old whose body was found on a country path.
Owen Fairclough was found useless on the path close to Risley Lane, Breaston, Derbyshire on June 23.
At a listening to at Derby Crown Court docket on Monday, Jack Towell and David Oswald pleaded not responsible to his homicide and having an offensive weapon.
Co-defendant Jason Hill was not requested to enter pleas.
Adjourning the case, Decide Shaun Smith KC stated: “Your case is provisionally adjourned for trial till January of subsequent yr.
“Whether or not or not it’s a trial on that date is determined by the investigation.”
Towell, 21, of Citadel Boulevard, Nottingham, appeared in court docket in an all-grey tracksuit, with Oswald, 30, of Granville Sq., Birmingham, showing through video hyperlink from HMP Nottingham.
Each will face trial on the similar court docket on January 22 subsequent yr.
Hill, 21, of Derby Street, Risley, additionally appeared through video hyperlink from HMP Nottingham.
All three had been remanded into custody and can seem once more at Derby Crown Court docket on October 23.
In an announcement launched by Derbyshire Police in June, Mr Fairclough’s household stated: “Owen was a loving younger man. He beloved his household and his job.
“He was a homely, form one who beloved cooking.
“Owen had his entire future to stay up for and actually needed his family in the future.
“We’re devastated to lose him.”