Teenager accused of murdering American tourist in London to stand trial next year
Zakaria Bulhan charged with killing retired teacher Darlene Horton
Photograph issued by the Metropolitan Police of Darlene Horton who was stabbed to death in London. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA
A teenager accused of murdering an American tourist and wounding five other people in a knife rampage in central London will stand trial next year, a court heard.
She had been visiting the capital with her husband, Richard Wagner, a university professor from Florida who was teaching summer classes, and was due to return to their home in Tallahassee the following day.
The defendant is a Norwegian national of Somali origin who moved to the UK in 2002 and lives in Tooting, south London.
He appeared unrepresented at the Old Bailey via video-link on Tuesday for a hearing lasting less than five minutes.
Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, Recorder of London, remanded Bulhan in custody and set a trial date of February 6th, 2017.