A 30-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering Kirkcaldy man Kevin Byrne.
Leslie Douglas Fraser, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody following the private hearing at the town’s sheriff court.
He made no plea to charges of assault and murder.
He is due to make a second appearance within eight days.
The body of Mr Byrne, 45, also known as Kevin Forrester, was discovered within his Alison Street home on the morning of Tuesday February 5.
He was found by a worried friend who broke into his home through a front window.
A major police investigation swung into action in the wake of the grim find and Mr Byrne’s family was provided with specialist support.
As they appealed to the public for information as part of their inquiries, officers described the deceased as a distinctive member of the community as his left leg had been amputated and he walked with crutches.
They later thanked the public for their co-operation as they returned to the scene two weeks after Mr Byrne’s death.
Detective Inspector Carol Craig from Police Scotland’s major investigation team said: “The one thing that has become abundantly clear during this investigation is that the local community are keen to speak with police and help us get the answers Kevin Byrne’s family deserve in relation to his murder.”