Anwar Rosser appeared yesterday at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court for a two-minute hearing in which his case was sent to Bradford Crown Court.
Rosser, who is clean shaven with short dark hair, stood with his hands clasped in front of him and his head bowed in the secure dock.
Wearing a blue T-shirt and dark trousers, and flanked by two security officers, Rosser, 32, of Harewood Road, Keighley, answered “I am,” when asked his name by the court clerk, and “yeah” when his address and date of birth was put to him.
The clerk said the court could not consider bail for a defendant accused of murder and the case would have to be sent straight to the crown court.
Prosecutor Nadine Clough told the Bench: “I have nothing further to add in those circumstances.”
Rosser’s solicitor, Alias Yousaf, said he had nothing to add.