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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 October, 2003, 14:18 GMT 15:18 UK
Man admits solicitor murder
Christopher Scholey
Christopher Scholey was walking home when he was stabbed
A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a retired solicitor in a parkland stabbing.

Christopher Scholey, 53, was knifed through the heart as he took a morning walk through Cross Flatts Park, Leeds, on 30 September last year.

Gary Bradley, of Leeds, also admitted stabbing a 69-year-old man on garden allotments in Beeston and two charges of burglary while armed with a pitch fork.

Heroin addict Bradley will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court later.

Mr Scholey was stabbed several times with a six-inch kitchen knife which was later recovered from a drain near to the scene.

He was found lying fatally injured close to the railings near the Dewsbury Road entrance of the park at around 1130 BST.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Leeds General Infirmary.

Mr Scholey rose to become a partner during 21 years working for Barnsley law firm Mills, Kemp & Brown.

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