A jury has been sent out for a second day to consider its verdict on a man accused of murdering a former police officer from Old Dalby.
Paul Fyfe was 47 when he was stabbed at the home of a friend in Leicester in June 2011.
During a two-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court, the jury heard Mohammed Hirsi, then 25, delivered the fatal blow to the heart of Mr Fyfe, a father-of-three, in the early hours of June 10.
Ameen Jogee, 27, is standing trial accused of Mr Fyfe’s murder and the prosecution alleges he “egged on” Hirsi while standing on the doorstep of the property in the Rowlatts Hill area of the city. He denies murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter.
During the trial, prosecutor William Harbage QC told the jury it was accepted that Hirsi “wielded” the knife, but added: “This trial concerns the part played by this defendant and his criminal responsibility.
“We say he is also guilty of murder. He was egging him on by his words and his actions intending to encourage Hirsi, with the requisite intent for murder.”
Defending, Felicity Gerry QC said the death of Mr Fyfe was a “surprise” to Jogee, and said: “(He) is not a murderer.
“He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The jury was sent home for the day at 4.15pm and was due to resume its deliberations at 10am on today (Wednesday).
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