Bonnyrigg dad appears on murder charge

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A man accused of murdering his wife and two-year old son has been fully committed for trial.

Thirty-two year old Garry Lockhart made a second appearance on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on January 8, a week after being charged with the murder of his wife, Janet (29) and son, Michael, in their home at South Chesters Lane in Bonnyrigg on December 28.

Lockhart made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Paul Arthurson QC.

No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and there was no application for bail.

Lockhart was remanded in custody.