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Man 'murdered his wife 13 years ago'

A man appeared in court yesterday accused of murdering his wife more than 13 years ago.

Nat Fraser, 52, is charged with strangling Arlene Fraser at her home in Smith Street in Elgin, Moray, or elsewhere in Scotland, between 28 April and 7 May 1998, or of assaulting and murdering her by other means.

It is alleged he did it while acting with one or more unknown persons. He knew his wife had consulted a solicitor about getting a divorce and a financial settlement from him.

Mr Fraser entered no plea when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday.

He is also accused of surreptitiously buying a car and setting fire to another while acting with another person in spring 1998. The case continues. PA