Alleged Christmas Eve killer Brian Cahill is “clearly guilty of a cowardly murder” and his version of events is a “desperate farce” aimed at saving his skin, prosecutors claimed.
Cahill is alleged to have stabbed teenager Owen Kerry to death in a “deliberate, murderous act” at a social club in Cramlington.
Making his closing speech to jurors at Newcastle Crown Court, prosecutor Andrew Robertson said Cahill and partner Lyndsey Harper should be convicted of a joint attack.
However their barristers argued they should be found not guilty of murder.
Referring to Cahill, Mr Robertson told the jury: “We submit there is only one issue for you to decide in this case.
“Did he stab Owen deliberately or was it, or may it have been, as he maintains, simply a tragic accident.
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