Trial date set for teenager accused of killing pensioner to stand trial

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A TEENAGER accused of murdering a 63-year-old woman during a sex attack is to stand trial.

Marie Reid’s body was found at her home in Easter Drylaw Way, Edinburgh, on November 15, 2010

Jay Soso, 19, of Home Street in the Tollcross area of the city, has admitted having sex with the pensioner but denies rape and murder.

After a brief hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday judge Lord Turnbull allowed Soso to remain on bail until his trial in Glasgow on May 29.

Soso is accused of raping Marie Reid and committing other sex acts before inflicting injuries “by means unknown” which led to her death.

He also denies cleaning up in the house in an attempt to destroy evidence.

The other charges, which Soso also denies, allege that he stole a bank card and pre-pay television box, stole cash from ATMs and had cannabis and amphetamine in his possession.