[A] MAN accused of killing an award-winning boxer has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court over a video link.
Sean Michael Morrin, 32, is charged with murder following the death of 34-year-old Maryport man William Richardson.
Mr Richardson, from Elizabeth Terrace in Maryport, died on August 9 in hospital following an alleged incident in the town’s Senhouse Street during the early hours of the previous day.
Following his death, Mr Richardson’s family paid tribute through Cumbria police to a “beautiful boy” and devoted family man”.
No plea was entered by Morrin to the murder charge when he appeared at the crown court over a video link this morning (TUES).
The hearing was adjourned by Judge Peter Davies until November 6, when Morrin, of Nelson Street, Maryport, is due to be present in court.
“On that date you will be asked whether you are going to plead guilty or not guilty to the (alleged) offence you are charged with – namely murder,” Judge Davies told him.
If a trial takes place, this is due to start on January 8.
In the meantime Morrin was remanded in custody by the judge.