A Glasgow thug who killed his pal however claimed he fell down a set of stairs has been jailed for eight years.
Glasgow Reside beforehand reported that Alexander Walker, 33, attacked James Curran, 38, on March 21 final yr. The assault passed off within the stairwell of a block of flats within the Tradeston space.
Mr Curran was kicked and stamped upon and suffered brutal inside injuries consequently. Walker confronted a homicide cost however was then convicted of culpable murder.
On the Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow on Friday he was sentenced to eight years behind bars.
Choose John Morris QC instructed him at courtroom: “It’s exhausting to evaluate the way you assaulted James Curran. The Crown have no idea – I have no idea.
“Nonetheless, it’s clear that appreciable violence was used inflicting inside accidents. I’m ready to provide the advantage of the doubt that it might have been one blow albeit a really violent one.”
Paramedic John Shea earlier instructed the trial how he was known as to the flats within the metropolis’s Wallace Road and located Mr Curran in ‘a foul approach’. Walker was additionally nonetheless there and he claimed his pal had, ‘fallen two flights of stairs’.
Mr Curran – often known as Jimmy – didn’t survive and was pronounced useless on the scene.
Mr Shea instructed jurors: “Once I instructed him (Walker) his pal had gone, he appeared heartbroken. There have been tears, crying in anguish . . . shouting his identify ‘Jimmy, Jimmy’.”
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Walker was later quizzed by police on the place he had been residing at in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Included in his assertion had been claims Mr Curran had taken medicine that day, fell downstairs on the flats, received up earlier than taking one other ‘tumble’, and ending up unresponsive.
The courtroom heard Mr Curran died having suffered extreme inside stomach accidents. It emerged after the decision Walker had a string of convictions together with for critical assault in 2011.
Brian McConnachie QC, defending, on Friday stated: “What appears to be clear, that no matter occurred, Alexander Walker sought help instantly. The (pre-sentencing) social work report described him as devastated by the dying.”