A man has appeared in court accused of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
Thomas Cashman, 34, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday.
Olivia was fatally shot by a gunman who chased burglar Joseph Nee into his home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22.
His mother, Cheryl Korbel, 46, was injured in the shooting, which happened shortly after 10 p.m.
Cashman, of West Derby, is also charged with the attempted murders of Cheryl Korbel and Nee, as well as two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Cheryl Korbel was in court for the hearing, along with Olivia’s father, John Francis Pratt, several police officers and more than 20 members of the media.
Cashman was handcuffed in the dock and surrounded by four police officers.
He spoke to give his name, date of birth and address.
The court heard the case could only be heard by the Crown court.
During a brief break while an appointment was arranged for his next appearance, Cashman sat with his head bowed.
President of the magistrates’ bench, Hugh Thompson, said: “This matter is being sent to Liverpool Crown Court at 2pm this afternoon.”
Paul Russell, 40, also from West Derby, also appeared in court, charged with assisting an offender.
The court heard she is alleged to have helped Cashman by driving him away from the scene and removing the clothing.
No bail application was made and he was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on October 31.