A 52-year-old man has denied murdering Kirkcaldy father-of-two Darren Adie by repeatedly stabbing him on the body.
Gordon Coventry made his first appearance at the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday.
He is accused of killing 42-year-old Mr Adie at Spey Avenue, Kirkcaldy, near to its junction with Napier Street, on May 28.
Coventry is also charged with throwing stones at Mr Adie and having a pair of scissors in his possession three weeks earlier on May 7 at Overton Mains, Kirkcaldy.
He is also accused of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and cannabis resin between January 1 and June 13.
Coventry, who is on remand at Saughton Prison, offered to plead guilty to the drugs charge, but this was not accepted by advocate depute Bernard Ablett, prosecuting.
Judge Lord Boyd set a trial date for April 3, 2017 at the High Court at Dunfermline.