December 17, 2018
Sorry Tyrone, but I don’t believe you.
I’m just not getting an innocent vibe from that cold mulatto gaze of yours.
A man accused of killing a father outside his home in Sale Moor has told a jury that he has been ‘framed’ for a murder he did not commit.
Tyrone Patrick, 33, denies killing Mike Grimshaw, who was stabbed to death outside his home on Royton Avenue on July 20, 2017.
The 34-year-old was rushed to hospital after receiving a 12cm stab wound to the neck, but later died from his injuries.
It is alleged by the prosecution that Tyrone Patrick stabbed Mr Grimshaw following a row between the defendant and Mr Grimshaw’s fiancee, Michelle Pook.
As his defence case begun at Manchester Crown Court on Monday afternoon, Mr Patrick told jurors he had been ‘framed’ for the death of Mr Grimshaw.
He told the court that it was instead another male present – Aaron Robinson – who had inflicted the fatal stab wound upon Mr Grimshaw.
Mr Patrick said he believed he had been set up by residents on the Royton Avenue estate after his regular cocaine use had caused him to become ‘a bit of a nuisance.’