A 59-year-old man is due to stand trial accused of killing three men who were found dead in 1994.
Robin Stanislaw Ligus, originally from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was charged with the murders of Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska in September last year following a cold case review of their deaths.
Mr Bradley, 53, was found in a burnt-out car near Melverley, Shropshire, in April 1994, while the body of Mr Coles, 57, was discovered six months later at his home in Higher Heath, near Whitchurch, also in Shropshire.
The body of Mr Czyzewska, 36, was found in the River Severn at Shrewsbury in November 1994.
The trial, being held at Birmingham Crown Court, is expected to last for several weeks.