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Foxhill murder trial heard Josh Farnham ‘wasn’t thinking’ and Rachael Smith was ‘scared’

canada goose outlet orlando The man accused of murdering Tashan Corpe in Foxhill said he takes “full responsibility” for the deceased’s injuries but Canada Goose Outlet denies intentionally trying to kill him, a court has heard. canada goose outlet orlando

Josh Farnham is on trial for the murder of the 27 year old and the malicious wounding of his brother Devon Corpe with intention canada goose uk outlet of GBH at Selworthy House, Bath, on August 13 last year.

His former partner Rachael Smith also stands accused of one count of assisting an offender in relation to the murder, by driving Farnham away from the house in Foxhill.

The jury at Bristol Crown Court heard Farnham, of Old Fosse Road, Odd buy canada goose jacket Down, give evidence for the Canada Goose Jackets first time this week as he claimed Devon came at him with the knife first.

Farnham said he knocked the knife to the ground in a scuffle with Devon, while Tashan came at him with a lump of wood and hit uk canada goose outlet him on the shoulder.

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He told the court that he then picked the knife up as the two brothers continued to attack him and it was only when he later saw Tashan lying in a pool of his own blood that he realised he had stabbed him.

When Anna Vigars, prosecuting, asked Farnham why he didn’t kick the knife away when it fell to the floor he said: “I can’t answer, I wish I did. It happened in seconds, I wasn’t thinking.

canada goose outlet new york “As I picked the knife up, they started attacking Canada Goose Online me. I take full responsibility for his injuries, but not for killing him. I didn’t intentionally try canada goose uk black friday to stab him.” canada goose outlet new york

Mrs Vigars said Farnham could not describe exactly what happened as “it didn’t happen that way” and put it to him that he was the one who went at Devon, and then Tashan, with the knife.

canada goose outlet online Farnham denied this canada goose coats and said he was not angry after the initial fight had broken out in the flat of Paul Thurston, where the five men had been drinking heavily earlier that day. canada goose outlet online

The court also heard canadian goose jacket that Farnham has already pleaded guilty to assaulting his sister, Louisianna Santillo, and two further charges Canada Goose online that resulted from his arrest.

canada goose outlet sale The jury was told of several past incidents of violence involving Farnham, including breaking a woman’s arm with a pool cue and slashing a man’s face with broken glass. canada goose outlet sale

Farnham denied having a problem with his temper and said he mistrusted the police which is why he did not tell officers what canada goose clearance happened with Tashan Corpe after he was arrested.

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Summing up Farnham’s defence case, barrister Patrick Harrington said Devon Corpe’s credibility was at the “core of the case”.

canada goose outlet michigan Tashan’s brother had told the buy canada goose jacket cheap court he Canada Goose sale went back to Mr Thurston’s flat because he thought he had left his keys there and that’s when Farnham had attacked him with a knife. canada goose outlet michigan

Mr Harrington said Devon made “factual inaccuracies” in some of his evidence, and said he must have known he had the keys in his pocket because of he described them as “a fob, like, with fking bolts and screws on it”.

Mr Harrington said: “How is it conceivably possible that he didn’t know they were in his pocket? It would canada goose black friday sale have been the work of a second to identify canada goose uk shop where those keys were.”

canada goose outlet store near me Defence cases for Josh Farnham and Rachael Smith summed up in Foxhill murder trial canada goose outlet store near me

canada goose outlet mississauga He asked them to consider the issues of “self defence” and “intent” when reaching verdicts in the Canada Goose Coats On Sale charges against Farnham. canada goose outlet mississauga

Mr Harrington said: “This is not a case of yes or no. This is not a case of black or white. There are shades of grey in between.”

canada goose outlet niagara falls Smith did not take the stand in her defence, but relied on a statement canada goose outlet she gave to police after she was arrested. canada goose outlet niagara falls

canada goose parka outlet uk Summing up the defence case for Smith, Peter Binder told the jury: “She did not see the fatal blow but she saw the events leading up to it and the aftermath. It’s your task now to judge whether her actions in the aftermath of those events fell short of what was reasonable.” canada goose parka outlet uk.