Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Court Hears Accused Was 'Bragging' about Killing; 'You Will Never Guess Who I've Killed' Claim

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Court Hears Accused Was 'Bragging' about Killing; 'You Will Never Guess Who I've Killed' Claim

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Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk

MURDER accused Keiran Adey told a neighbour "You will never guess who I've killed" hours after allegedly brutally taking the life of Mark Shaw, a court heard.

He said up punching Neighbour accused The 19-year-old allegedly went into detail about how he had tied Mr Shaw up, put a belt around his neck, kicked, punched and stamped on him and stabbed him.

Neighbour Michaela Jones said Adey told her he "got in a rage and couldn't stop hitting him" and said the reason for the attack was that Mr Shaw had "grassed" on him for putting his windows out.

The witness said Adey also told her that co-accused Zoe Warren had joined in the attack because Mr Shaw - her new boyfriend - had spent her last ten pounds on drugs.

Adey and Warren deny murdering Mark in Grange Villa, County Durham, and are standing trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

In a videoed police interview played to the court, Michaela, 17 at the time but now 18, said she was at her back door around 1pm on December 17 last year when Adey allegedly made the confession.

Michaela said: "He told us he had murdered Sharkey [Mr Shaw].

"He told us they had tied him up.

"They wrapped a belt around his neck and started kicking him and punching him.

"Then he bragged about having steel toe cappers on and said he couldn't stop hitting him.

he tied him and kept and him and him of murder Keiran Adey "He also said he had stabbed him and that the girl who was involved was hitting him with the heavy side of a pool cue.

"And that they had done it because he had grassed him for smashing some windows and she had helped because he had spent her last tenner.

"And they had went back a couple of hours later after they had done it and said they had untied him and when they took the belt off he took his last breath then he had died."

Michaela claimed Adey told her about trying to dispose of evidence.

And after giving an initial account, Michaela was asked by the police officer to go into a bit more detail. …

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