Friday, March 26, 1999 Published at 16:53 GMT
Doctor denies 15 murder counts
Dr Harold Shipman denies murder
A GP accused of killing 15 women patients on Friday denied six of the charges.
Harold Shipman, 53, pleaded not guilty to the charges at a 10-minute hearing at Manchester Crown Court.
His pleas on Friday mean that he has now denied a total of 15 murder charges.
Shipman on Friday denied murdering Norah Nuttall, 65, on January 26, 1997; Laura Wagstaff, 81, on December 9, 1997; Maureen Ward, 57, on February 18, 1998; Pamela Hillier, 68, on February 9, 1998; Maria West, 81, on March 6, 1995; and Lizzie Adams, 77, on February 28, 1997.
At earlier hearings, Shipman denied murdering:
Ivy Lomas, 63
The doctor, who ran a sole practice in Market Street, Hyde, was initially arrested after the body of former mayoress Mrs Grundy was exhumed from Hyde Chapel.
He has also denied forging Mrs Grundy's £300,000 will.
The judge, Mr Justice Forbes, set the trial for October 4, at Preston Crown Court.