A Glasgow killer who murdered his ex-partner’s mom claimed he couldn’t bear in mind knifing her to dying.
Michael Dorey stabbed Jacqueline Grant a minimum of 34 occasions at her residence in Maryhill on April 6, 2021. The 48-year-old from Dennistoun pled responsible to homicide on the Excessive Court in Glasgow on Thursday.
Jacqueline, 54, was discovered useless by certainly one of her daughters on the scene of the killing. Dorey had been because of go on trial however now faces a life sentence after pleading responsible.
He’ll study the minimal he’ll spend behind bars later this month. Prosecutor Margaret Barron informed how Dorey had beforehand been the associate of Jacqueline’s 36 year-old daughter Tracey.
However, Dorey continued to have a ‘good relationship’ with Jacqueline even after the couple cut up. The killer had gone to the mum-of-four’s flat on the day of the homicide.
Miss Barron mentioned Dorey spoke of planning to construct a desk for Jacqueline. Jacqueline’s different daughters Danielle, 33, and Dionne, 26, have been additionally there with everybody in ‘good spirits’.
Nonetheless, at one stage, Dorey was mentioned to be ‘offended’ and ‘a bit outspoken’ about his ex, Tracey, being in a brand new relationship. Dorey and Jacqueline have been ultimately left alone round 12.30am.
The precise particulars of what then occurred should not identified. However, Dorey left round 12.50am and was noticed strolling in Maryhill carrying a rucksack with a towel round his hand.
A passer-by requested if he was OK, however he replied, “I don’t suppose so”. He was bleeding and, after going to hospital, claimed he had been “set upon”.
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Miss Barron mentioned: “He informed the advisor that he was the sufferer of an unprovoked assault when strolling residence.”
Dorey later acknowledged he had been ‘stabbed’ by an ‘unknown individual’. Jacqueline’s daughter Danielle in the meantime had tried repeatedly calling her mum.
Round 5.15pm on April 6, she then went to Jacqueline’s flat and let herself in.
Miss Barron added: “Danielle walked additional into the corridor and turned in the direction of the lounge. She noticed her mom mendacity on the hallway flooring lined in blood.”
Danielle found her mum was already useless and dialled 999. A knife was then discovered underneath her physique.
The courtroom heard Jacqueline, who had well being and mobility points, died from stab wounds to the neck. Miss Barron mentioned pathologists famous a number of sharp pressure accidents together with a complete of 34 wounds to the physique.
Jacqueline was additionally mentioned to have had ‘extreme’ defensive accidents. Dorey, of the town’s Dennistoun, was traced and initially claimed to police he had not seen Jacqueline since January 2021.
However, his DNA was found on the knife discovered in addition to the sufferer’s blood on his garments.
Donald Findlay QC was defending, on Thursday.
He mentioned: “The central downside on this case has been the very fact Michael Dorey has no reminiscence at all the offence. He was on affordable phrases together with his former associate and the remainder of the household.
“He regarded Jacqueline Grant as a form of mom in regulation. There is no such thing as a cause in any respect that I can discover out as to why these occasions occurred, however happen they did.
“He can not shrink back from the extent of violence concerned.”
Lord Arthurson adjourned the case and remanded Dorey in custody.