凶悪犯, 33, admits killing a father, 50, with a single ‘forceful’ punch to the head during row outside Slug and Lettuce in Birmingham city centre as he enjoyed night out with his son
A thug has admitted killing a father with a single ‘forceful’ punch to the head during a row outside a Slug & Lettuce in バーミンガム city centre as he enjoyed a night out with his son.
Matthew Carroll, 50, suffered serious head injuries during the altercation near busy bar in the early hours of August 29.
He was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull and facial injuries, but died later the same day.
Matthew Mahony, 33, has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court.
しかしながら, the court heard that Mahony’s ‘basis of plea’, namely his account of events, is not accepted by the prosecution.
The case was subsequently adjourned for a trial of issue hearing which will take place on January 28.
Matthew Carroll, 50, who was killed on The Water’s Edge in Brindleyplace, バーミンガム, 8月に 29
A police cordon outside the Slug & Lettuce bar in Birmingham following Mr Carroll’s death
CCTV footage captured the incident outside the Slug & Lettuce in The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, at around 1.30am.
Christopher Millington, representing Mahony, said in mitigation that the defendant delivered a ‘forceful’ blow to Mr Carroll, who was on a night out with his son.
Mr Carroll ‘self-reported’ the incident before he was contacted police, but died in hospital later the same day.
Judge Paul Farrer QC told the court the remaining issues could make a significant difference to the sentence Mahony, Edgbaston, 顔.
Addressing the defendant, 彼は言った: ‘I take the view that in order to do justice both to you and to the victim in this case, I need to resolved two issues.
「まず、, whether you were in any sense motivated by a belief you needed to protect your friends.
「第二に, whether your punch caused the fractures to the right side of Mr Carroll’s face.
‘I will resolve those issues on Friday, 1月 28. It will take a day. I will sentence you on that day subject to the possibility of it moving if events overtake it.
‘In the meantime you are remanded in custody.’
Matthew Mahony, 33, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court
Mr Carroll was described by his family as a ‘loving father, always devoted to his children’ あなたは決して忘れられないでしょう.
声明は言った: ‘We are all devastated and heartbroken to lose such an amazing, thoughtful and kind man.
‘He had a heart of gold and would put anyone before himself. He was loving father, always devoted to his children.
‘He’s always been a hard worker and enjoyed going the gym.
‘He was a social and friendly person, who loved being around family and friends. He always made people feel welcome and made people laugh.
‘Our hearts are shattered into a thousand pieces, we are all still in shock, it doesn’t seem real.
‘Our lives will never be the same without him.’