The 28-year-old charged with the murder of an elderly man in West Drayton has been sent to the Old Bailey by Uxbridge magistrates.
Ahmed Hussein of Jasmine Close, West Drayton, was charged with the murder of Ibrahim Haji at his house on May 8.
He made a brief appearance at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Friday, May 9, where magistrates sent the case to the Old Bailey.
The defendant will appear for a bail hearing on Tuesday, May 13.
He will return to the court to enter a plea on Friday, August 15.
The prosecution told magistrates Mr Haji was a relative of Mr Hussein but did not specify whether it was by blood or marraige.
Mr Hussein has been remanded in custody.