Santino Genovese pleads not guilty to Paul Averill murder

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A Ilkeston man has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

Santino Giovanni Genovese, 23, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning via video link from Nottingham Prison, where he is in custody.

He pleaded not guilty to the murder of Paul Averill, pictured, and not guilty to the attempted murder of Jason Goodacre.

Paul Averil died on September 11 last year from stab wounds at a house on Charlotte Street, Cotmanhay.

Genovese will stand trial at the court on March 10.