Man to face trial over 1982 deaths
A 54-year-old man will go on trial in November charged with the murders of a mother and her two young daughters nearly three decades ago.
Wilbert Dyce, of Romford Road, Forest Gate, east London, appeared at the Old Bailey to deny the allegations.
The bodies of Norma Richards, 27, and daughters Samantha, nine, and Syretta, seven, were found at their home in Dalston, north-east London, in July 1982.
Ms Richards and Samantha had been stabbed and Syretta drowned.
Dyce appeared in court via videolink wearing a maroon tracksuit and glasses, and with short, greying hair.
He spoke to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to the three charges of murder, and was remanded in custody until his trial on November 15.