Two women today (Wednesday, March 30) pleaded not guilty to the murder of 44-year-old Vishal Gohel, who was found dead at a flat in Bushey.
Faith Hoppie, 21, of Blake Avenue, Barking and Tiana Edwards Hancock, 18, of Fresh Wharf Road, Barking denied murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob Mr Gohel.
Mr Gohel was discovered unresponsive inside a flat in the High Street at around 10.45pm on Sunday, January 23.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another female defendant, Yarley Georgia Bruce-Annan, 20, of Harts Lane in Barking, and three male defendants: Tervin Leslie, 21, of Hurst Street, Brixton, London; Sakeen Gordon, 20, of Uxbridge Road, Ealing; Brandon Browne, 21, of Laburnham Road, Rochester, Kent, will have the three charges put to them on May 11.
Judge Michael Kay QC remanded all the defendants in custody.
A trial date has been set for Monday, June 27.
Read more about the case in our previous report.