A MAN accused of murdering a Big Issue seller at a house in Knightswood will go on trial next year.

Jason Cowan, 46, is alleged to have broken into the house at 57 Hermitage Avenue, occupied by 50- year-old Paul Kelly on June 15, with intent to steal and repeatedly stabbed him on the body with a knife.

He is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by changing his clothing, attempting to clean blood off a knife, and disposing of the knife.

During his appearance in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow Cowan denied both charges.

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Judge Johanna Johnston set the trial date for March 9, next year.