A MAN accused of killing his wife has denied murder.

Fatos Xheta appeared with an Albanian interpreter to enter a not guilty plea to the single count at Oxford Crown Court this morning.

The 45-year-old, of Lytton Road, Cowley, is accused of murdering Safie Xheta, who died in Lytton Road near Florence Park on June 17.

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The woman, 35, was found dead inside a property at about 5am.

A trial start date was confirmed at today's hearing for December 2 and is expected to last between five and 10 days.

Xheta was remanded in custody in the meantime.