Bidve murder accused pleads guilty

A 21-year-old Briton charged with the unprovoked 2011 Boxing Day shooting of Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford on Friday pleaded guilty to manslaughter,but not guilty to murder

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: June 2, 2012 3:48 am

A 21-year-old Briton charged with the unprovoked 2011 Boxing Day shooting of Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford on Friday pleaded guilty to manslaughter,but not guilty to murder.

Kiaran Stapleton,who at an earlier court hearing in January described himself as ‘Psycho Stapleton’,entered a plea of “guilty to the manslaughter of Anuj Bidve on the grounds of diminished responsibility,but not guilty to murder.”

The Crown rejected the plea and there will be a murder trial starting June 25,official sources said.

Bidve’s family members travelled from India to the UK to attend the ‘plea and case management hearing’ at the Manchester Crown Court.

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