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Trio admit killing Morgan Hehir in Nuneaton street

Morgan Hehir Image copyright Warwickshire Police
Image caption Morgan Hehir was stabbed in a Nuneaton street

Three men have admitted killing a 20-year-old in a "vicious and unprovoked" attack.

Morgan Hehir, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, was fatally stabbed in the town on October 31 in an altercation with several others.

Declan Gray, 21, admitted murder at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday.

His brother Karlton, 19, and Simon Rowbotham, 40, both admitted manslaughter on Friday. The men, from Nuneaton, will be sentenced on Monday.

The defendants were amongst a group walking along Pool Bank Street in Nuneaton when they shouted abuse at Mr Hehir before an altercation occurred, Warwickshire Police said.

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Image caption The stabbing happened at Pool Bank Recreational Park in Nuneaton

Mr Hehir was stabbed with a knife and died in hospital.

Det Ch Insp Jason Downes, who led the investigation, said: "The murder of Morgan Hehir was tragic, vicious and unprovoked.

"It shocked the Nuneaton community and had a devastating impact on Morgan's family and friends."

A man who stole Mr Hehir's wallet and mobile phone as he lay dying in the street was given 12-week suspended prison sentence in April.

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