Nottingham man admits murder of 21-year-old in St Ann’s

Nottingham Crown Court ©
Nottingham Crown Court ©

A man has today pleaded guilty to murdering a 21-year-old man in a stabbing.

Remee Jarrett, 30, of Kelveden Gardens, St Ann’s, also admitted attempted wounding with intent to cause serious injury to another man, also aged 21, during the same incident.

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Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at a shop in Robin Hood Street, St Ann’s, just after 9.25pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 and found Reuben Morris-Laing outside with a single stab wound to the abdomen. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre where he was later pronounced dead.

The second victim’s identity became known to police after he attended the QMC with a stab wound to his arm just before 1.30am on 23 March.

Jarrett had previously denied murdering Morris-Laing, as well as the attempted murder of and attempted wounding with intent of the second victim and was due to face trial next year. However, he today (Friday 22 December) attended Nottingham Crown Court to admit the murder. He pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge but admitted the lesser charge of attempted wounding with intent.

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Jarrett’s girlfriend Loretta Denning, 22, of Glendon Drive, Hucknall, was also charged with assisting an offender in connection with the incident but today no evidence was offered against her.

Jarrett was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on 19 January 2018.