Man pleads guilty to Mayfield murder

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A 20-year-old man has pled guilty to Culpable Homicide following the death of a 28-year-old man in Mayfield in November last year.

28-year-old Craig Don Klark, also known as Craig Don Essen, was fatally stabbed following a disturbance outside The Rowantree Inn on the evening of Sunday, November 24, 2013.

Following extensive inquiries, Dean Williams was arrested and charged with murder. He pled guilty at Glasgow High Court today (Friday, March 21). Sentencing is deferred until April 16.

Detective Inspector Scott Cunningham from the Major Investigation Team, who led the investigation, said: “I acknowledge this plea which means the family do not need to go through the ordeal of a trial having suffered enough heartache. My thoughts are with Craig’s family and I pay tribute to them for their dignity and strength shown throughout this tragedy and I sincerely hope this brings some form of closure to them.”