Murder accused: 'I was defending myself'

Murder accused: 'I was defending myself'
 

A former Carlisle man accused of murder will admit to fatally stabbing his alleged victim on a Maryport street but he will claim he acted in self-defence.
William Richardson, 34, was stabbed seven times, his wounds including one which severed a major artery.
Sean Michael Morrin, 33, denies murder, claiming he used the knife to defend himself after picking it up in the street following an argument with Mr Richardson and one of his friends.
At Carlisle Crown Court today, a jury of six men and six women were sworn in and heard the prosecution case opened.
Prosecutor Andrew Thomas QC outlined... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 38
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