Thomas Main is charged with knifing to death Francis McGrow in October last year at a property in Springboig, Glasgow.
The 41-year-old was in the dock on Monday for a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.
Main also faces a separate charge of stealing jars of coffee and household items from a shop in the city's east-end.
He is finally accused of breaching a bail curfew.
Judge Lord Burns adjourned the case until a further preliminary hearing next month.