Man convicted of knife murder bid in Toryglen flat

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A man who stabbed a perceived love rival in the south east of Glasgow has been convicted of attempted murder.

Brian Weir, 26, stabbed 26-year-old Barry Murphy in the stomach and leg at a flat in Toryglen in July this year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how he believed there was something going on between Mr Murphy and his girlfriend.

Temporary judge Rita Rae QC told Weir he had been "convicted of a very serious matter". She deferred sentence and remanded him in custody.

The court heard how Weir was in the flat with his girlfriend, Paula Bridges, and Mr Murphy when he issued an ultimatum as he left.

Ms Bridges told prosecutor Alastair Kennedy that Weir told her if she was not back at his flat in five minutes he would stab Mr Murphy.

Weir later returned and attacked Mr Murphy causing injuries which damaged his bowl, stomach and diaphragm.

During his trial Weir had denied the charge of attempted murder. He will be sentenced next month.

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