The trial of a man accused of murdering 81-year-old Albertina Choules in Marlow Bottom is scheduled to begin at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, January 3.
Tautvydas Narbutas, 23, of Chiltern Avenue, High Wycombe, faces a charge of murder and two attempted section 18 GBH offences.
The date was agreed on today at Reading Crown Court and Narbutas was remanded in custody.
Albertina Choules was found dead at a house in Ragmans Lane on Wednesday, July 6 and pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem revealed she had died of a head injury and her body had been set on fire.
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