Mark Lowe, 31, is charged with the murder of Wayne Lowe, 33, at his home address in Linaker Street, Southport, September 7.
Mark attended his first hearing at Liverpool Crown court via a videolink from Walton prison.
Prosecuting, Kim Egerton said the case evolved around an alleged fight between the brothers after a drinking session in Southport.
Mr Wayne Lowe was said to have sustained multiple injuries after being hit with a chair.
Bail was refused and Mark Lowe was remanded in custody.
Mark Lowe’s next hearing will be for plea and case management on 8th December followed by a week long trial on March 2 next year if he pleads not guilty.
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