A man accused of murdering Sabina Nessa has been remanded in custody after appearing in court.
Koci Selamaj, 36, appeared in magistrates' court on Tuesday morning (September 28) charged with the murder of the 28-year-old primary school teacher, who was found dead in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on September 18.
The Met Police said Ms Nessa was walking through Cator Park on her way to meet a friend when she was attacked, nearly 24 hours before her body was found.
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Selamaj, a delivery driver, appeared in the dock at Willesden Magistrates’ Court wearing a grey sweater and grey jogging bottoms.
Following the proceedings through an Albanian interpreter, Selamaj looked straight ahead during the brief hearing.
He was asked to confirm his name, address and date of birth by the legal advisor.
After being asked for an indication of plea by District Judge Dennis Brennan, Selamaj’s solicitor Aidan Harvey said the 36-year-old intended to plead not guilty.
Selamaj, of Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday and will be asked to enter a plea at the same court on October 26.
He was remanded into custody.
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