French student's British murderer to stand trial

9th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, June 9, 2006 (AFP) - A former nightclub bouncer will stand trial in London next April on charges of murdering French student Amélie Delagrange, killing another woman and attempting to murder two more, a judge ruled Friday.

LONDON, June 9, 2006 (AFP) - A former nightclub bouncer will stand trial in London next April on charges of murdering French student Amélie Delagrange, killing another woman and attempting to murder two more, a judge ruled Friday.

Levi Bellfield, 38, appeared at the Old Bailey court in London via video link from Woodhill Prison, northwest of the capital, where he is on remand.

Judge Christopher Moss set the trial date for April 16. It is expected to last three months.

Bellfield was remanded in custody until October 3 when he will appear for another pre-trial hearing.

He is accused of killing 22-year-old Delagrange and gap year student Marsha McDonnell, 19, and of the attempted murders of Kate Sheedy, 18, and Irma Dragoshi, 36.

Bellfield is also charged with the kidnap and false imprisonment of a fifth woman.

Delegrange, from Hanvoile, north of Paris, was battered to death on the night of August 19, 2004 in the south-west London neighbourhood of Twickenham Green after a night out in a wine bar.

She suffered severe head wounds and died in hospital. Some of her belongings were found in the River Thames.

McDonnell died after she was struck on the head in Hampton, southwest London, in February 2003.

Sheedy was mown down as she walked home from a night out in May 2004.

A car knocked her down then reversed back over her.

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