Man pleads guilty to killing friend – two years ago
Prosecutor Michael Jones QC told the trial Mr Megherbi, who was originally from Algeria, "had received catastrophic and fatal head injuries at the hand of this defendant". Jurors were told neighbours described hearing "loud banging" and arguing between two men at Burns' flat. After the commotion, Burns bought lighter fluid and matches at a nearby petrol station, returning twice to buy bleach, paper towels and more lighter fluid. In an unrelated raid on his flat, police spotted blood on the furniture and blinds, samples of which matched Mr Megherbi.
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A 2ft 61cm sword was found in the wooded area near Mr Megherbi's body and police also found an axe, "large rusty machete" and Taser at Burns's home. Mr Jones said forensic anthropologists concluded Mr Megherbi's skull fractures were consistent with a sharp impact from an object such as a machete, axe or cleaver.
Jurors heard Burns told a friend: "I stabbed him up because he was saying stuff about my mother. Mr Jones said Burns took great efforts to "dispose and bury the body in a shallow grave in a woodland".
Jeremy Corbyn challenges the next prime minister "to put their deal to the people". Cardiff man admits killing friend over mum insult 9 May Image copyright South Wales Police Image caption Mohamed Megherbi's body was discovered last November in woodland A man has admitted killing his friend with a sword and burning his body in a wood because he insulted his mother.
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Burns, of Llanedeyrn in Cardiff, will be sentenced on Wednesday. Related Topics Cardiff. More on this story. Atique Ansari 17 , the victim, confronted the accused when the latter allegedly assaulted a woman as the two friends were walking down a road, said an official from Shantinagar police station. Enraged, the accused name not disclosed allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Ansari in the chest several times, he said.
Ansari died on the spot. He was produced before a magistrate who sent him to an observation home for juvenile delinquents for 20 days.
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The accused had been detained in in a case of murder and presently he was out on bail, another official said. The incident took place in Bhiwandi in the district on the night of July 23, he said. The accused boy was detained following a complaint filed by the victim's mother.