Blair Logan, 26, is accused of blood bath brother Cameron, 23, at their family home in Milngavie, close Glasgow, on Sunday, January 1. His parents, David and Cathy, were take out for smoke inhalation following the fire, while Cameron’s girlfriend, Rebecca Williams was Nautical port fighting for her life. The Logan family’s dog, Gomez, also perished in the salvo.
Logan also faces charges of assault to severe injury, threat to life and attempted murder.
Represented by defence solicitor Jonathan Paul, he did not deputize any plea or declaration during a short private hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Simon Pender remanded Logan in detention as he committed the case for further examination with a second court show expected next week.
Cameron Logan, a psychology student at Aberdeen University and radio columnist Ms Williams, known as Bex, had been at a Hogmanay party at a friend’s house hours.
Mr Logan’s origins, David and Cathy, both 54, escaped the burning building, in the borough’s Achray Place, and were later treated for smoke inhalation. Counselor-at-law, David and a neighbour then braved the flames to dash back into the lodgings and pull Ms Williams to safety but Cameron could not be rescued.
Police Scotland pitched a major investigation and made several public appeals in a bid to track down the mistrust.
Ms Williams, who works for Capital and Heart Radio was left critically ill in intensified care following the blaze. However, her condition has improved and she is now said to be firm.
Officers visited her at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow final week to talk to her about the moments leading up to the alleged attack..