Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Christian Is Stabbed to Death by His Satanist Pal

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Christian Is Stabbed to Death by His Satanist Pal

Article excerpt

A satanist killed his Christian best friend by plunging a knife into his neck in an unprovoked attack, following a drunken argument.

Frederick King, 63, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday after admitting the manslaughter of best pal, 64-year-old Norman Daglish.

Both men had been drinking heavily at their bedsit in Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle, when the argument broke out.

Another resident, Barry Crook, found Mr Daglish in a pool of blood on the floor of King's room.

Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at Newcastle General Hospital. A post-mortem later revealed he had bled to death after the single knife blow severed an artery in his neck.

King, originally from Scotland, was jailed for four years after admitting manslaughter, on the grounds that he never intended to kill or cause serious injury.

The judge, Mr Justice Grigson, told him: "This is a sad case. You killed your best friend for no reason.

"You are responsible for the death of another man, a man of value and a man whose life others valued also. …

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