A 55-year-old Dartmouth man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman in October had a date set for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Clarence Michael McLeod made a brief appearance in Dartmouth provincial court, with the judge setting June 18 as a date for a preliminary hearing.

McLeod is charged in the murder of Roxanne Page, a 49-year-old woman found dead in a Roleika Drive residence in Dartmouth Oct. 17.

Police say a friend of the victim came to check up on her, and that’s when she found Page dead, as well as an injured man at the scene.

Police were called and arrested the man and took him to hospital suffering from what they described as self-inflicted wounds.

The man injured at the scene was McLeod, police allege. He was released in October pending the results of an autopsy on Page, which police say show the death was a homicide.

Police aren’t releasing Page’s cause of death, but say she knew McLeod, who has multiple criminal convictions and has served time in prison before.