A MAN accused of strangling a mother-of-two found dead in a car has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jerome McDonald, 30, allegedly killed his former partner Janelle Duncan-Bailey, 25, in January this year. Miss Duncan-Bailey was reported missing on January 2 after she failed to collect her two sons, aged two and seven, from a friend's house. Her body was found in a car in Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath, three days later. McDonald appeared at the Old Bailey today, and pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder between January 1 and January 5 this year. Judge John Bevan set the trial for August 19 this year. The case is expected to take two weeks. McDonald, of Fairlands Avenue, Thornton Heath,was remanded in custody.
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