A MAN charged with murder pleaded not guilty when he appeared at a plea hearing at Mold Crown Court.
Dean Cody, aged 30, of no fixed abode, is charged with murdering David Kingsbury, aged 35, at Old Colwyn on January 5.
He denied the charge and was remanded in custody pending his trial, which is due to start on June 26.
Four others denied assisting an offender and their cases was adjourned to be tried with Cody.
They are Colin Lyness, aged 30 of Minafon, Llanelian Road, in Old Colwyn; Thomas Charles Revalto, aged 50, of Rhiw Road, in Colwyn Bay; Cody’s father Stephen Cody, aged 53, of Queen’s Park in Colwyn Bay, and Suzanah Buckley, aged 40, formerly of Belgrave Road in Colwyn Bay.
All were remanded in custody by Mr Justice Lewis, apart from Buckley who was bailed on condition that she does not contact prosecution witnesses.
She is not to enter North Wales apart from attending court or pre-arranged appointments with her lawyers.
An application for bail on behalf of Cody senior was rejected.
The trial was expected to go into a second week, said prosecuting barrister John Philpotts.
According to a Home Office pathologist, Mr Kingsbury, of Old Colwyn, died from a single stab wound.