Two men have pleaded not guilty to murdering Jamie McMahon in a Northampton churchyard.
Mark Lewis, aged 19, of Clickers Drive, Upton, Northampton and Michael Francis, aged 33, of St James Road, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday charged with murdering Mr McMahon in St Giles Churchyard, in Northampton town centre, in the early hours of October 2 last year.
A trial date was fixed for June this year. Both men were remanded in custody.
Mr McMahon, from Far Cotton, was found dead in the churchyard at around 7.45am on Wednesday, October 2.
The popular 26-year-old had been playing snooker and then went to Bar So, in Abington Square, shortly after midnight. He then went to The Bantam, also in Abington Square, at some stage before 2am.
He was last seen ordering food in Flames kebab shop, in York Road, at 2.10am, and police believe he then walked through an alley into St Giles Churchyard.
His body was found more than five hours later, by a passer by who was on their way to work.