Man denies murder of Sunderland grandad David Wilson

David Wilson
David Wilson

A man has denied the murder of a Sunderland grandad at his home.

Daniel Johnson, 20, is accused of killing David Wilson, who was found dead in his flat at Southwick, Sunderland, on December 14 2014.

The 49-year-old father and grandfather had been stabbed to death.

Johnson, of Howe Street, Gateshead, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via video link to HMP Durham.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder.

Mr Justice Globe appeared at the hearing via video link to the Old Bailey in London.

A trial has been listed for June 7 next year.

Johnson has been remanded in custody.