Court date for manslaughter charge after Christmas Day death
A man accused of manslaughter in Spalding on Christmas Day appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday.
Guntars Gansons (26), of Pennygate, Spalding, is accused of unlawfully killing Martins Lipsis, of Broad Street, in the town’s Winsover Road.
Speaking through a Latvian interpreter Gansons spoke only to confirm his name.
No plea was entered and Judge Michael Heath granted Gansons bail until he next appears at Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on May 8.
The case was listed for a provisional five day trial at Lincoln Crown Court in October.
Judge Heath told Gansons: “You will next appear at this court on May 8. On that occasion you will be asked to enter a plea to the allegation you face.
“You can have bail on the same terms. If there is to be a trial in this case it will commence on October 28 this year.”
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