The mom of an elementary college woman who was stabbed and crushed to demise nearly 30 years in the past broke down in tears as a person accused of her homicide denied the costs.

Nikki Allan, seven, was discovered useless in a derelict constructing after going lacking close to her household dwelling sunderland on October 7, 1992.

David Thomas Boyd was charged with the October 1992 homicide of schoolgirl Nikki Allan (Northumbria Police/PA) / PA media

David Thomas Boyd, 54, out Norton, Teessideappeared at Newcastle Crown Court docket by way of a video hyperlink from jail to a 25 minute listening to.

He wore a masks over his chin and pleaded not responsible because the clerk learn out the costs.


Nikki’s mom, Sharon Henderson, sat within the bleachers, supported by well-wishers.

She burst into tears because the indictment was learn, was comforted by supporters and the bailiff gave her a handkerchief.

Decide Paul Sloan QC adjourned the case and mentioned the trial, which may last as long as six weeks, will happen in both January or April.

Boyd was remanded in custody earlier than the trial.

Nikki had been to her grandparents’ condo earlier than she disappeared, and a frantic search was launched when she didn’t return to her own residence on the identical block.

She was discovered the following morning within the then-dilapidated Previous Trade Constructing after her coat and footwear have been found. She had been stabbed 37 occasions.

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