BREAKING NEWS: Skegness man admits manslaughter in ice pick death case

A SKEGNESS man has admitted manslaughter after killing a man with an ice pick.

Jamie Rawson struck Peter Schruyers three times with the weapon after waiting for him to arrive at a friend’s flat in Wainfleet Road, Skegness.

Mr Schruyers, 31, never regained consciousness after one of the blows went though his skull, it is claimed, and died five days later at a hospital in Nottingham.

The two men had earlier exchanged angry phone calls before both turned up armed at the flat. In the incident that followed Mr Schruyers suffered fatal injuries.

Prosecution barrister Gordon Aspden said that Rawson’s plea, on the basis that he lost control, was acceptable to the Crown.

Rawson, 22, of no fixed address, had previously denied a charge of murder after Mr Schruyers died on August 15 last year.

A trial in front of a jury was halted earlier this week for legal reasons and the jury was subsequently discharged.

Rawson was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

A second man Stuart Kemp, 26, changed his plea and admitted affray. He also admitted a second affray in Gainsborough on 16 July 2011.

Kemp was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a separate hearing.