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10 June 2018, 06:02
The father of eight-year-old Mylee Billingham from Brownhills has pleaded not guilty to her murder.
54-year-old William Billingham was arrested after Mylee was found with knife wounds at her father's bungalow in Valley View at around 9.15pm on 20th January.
The schoolgirl died from her injuries in hospital on the same day.
Her father was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to injuries caused on the same evening.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday, Billingham denied killing Mylee and also pleaded not guilty to a separate charge of making threats to kill her mother, Tracey Taundry.
Wearing a grey shirt and spectacles, the defendant spoke only to confirm his name and to enter his not guilty pleas to both charges in a 20-minute hearing.
Judge James Burbidge QC remanded Billingham into custody until his trial on September 17 at the same court.