A former husband and wife have both pleaded not guilty to the murder of a pensioner in Coleraine.
Bertie Acheson, 72, died after he had a heart attack during a break-in at his Mountsandel home on 30 April, 2012.
Court was told that a DNA expert will be flown in from America for the trial which is scheduled to begin in June.
The accused are Jennifer Toland, from County Antrim, and her ex-husband, Paul James Manolito Toland, from Molesworth Street in Cookstown, County Tyone.
After entering their not guilty pleas at Belfast Crown Court, their murder trial date was set for 2 June.
During the hearing, both accused also denied a second charge of stealing a purse belonging to the pensioner’s wife, Sheila Acheson, on the same night.
The purse contained £338 in cash.
The trial is expected to last up to four weeks, but the judge said that, as yet, no court venue had been finalised.
A number of expert witnesses will be called by the defence, including a DNA expert from the United States and also experts in vehicle recognition
The accused were released on continuing bail and were excused from attending a planned review hearing on 2 May.