Kilburn man, 84, appears in court charged with killing 50-year-old from Harlesden

Octogenarian is accused of killing his close friend last November

An octogenarian accused of stabbing a man to death will stand trial in August.

Ezekiel McCarthy, 84, is said to have killed Desbert Welsh, 50, at his home in Knightleas Court on Brondesbury Park, Kilburn, shortly after 9am on November 12 last year.

McCarthy and the victim, who lived in West Ella Road, Harlesden, are understood to have been close friends.

Today(Friday), McCarthy appeared at the Old Bailey for a plea and case management.


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He pleaded not guilty to the single charge of murder.

Judge Timothy Pontius QC set the trial for August 6.

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The case is expected to last two weeks.

McCarthy is on conditional bail.

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