Man pleads not guilty to Stevenage murder

A MAN charged with the murder of a 32-year-old father of one has pleaded not guilty, a court heard last week.

Dwayne Parchment, 28, of Bowcock Walk, Stevenage, made his plea at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday after being charged with the murder of Mark Butler in July.

Mr Butler, of Burydale, Stevenage, died after suffering a fatal stab wound during an incident in Bowcock Walk on July 13.

The 32-year-old was known to many for his love of music and DJ-ing skills, and as a devoted father to his five-year-old daughter Georgia.

*A date for the trial of Dwayne Parchment has not yet been set.