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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 18:17 GMT
Man admits killing Anthony Walker
Paul Taylor (picture courtesy of Merseyside Police/PA)
Paul Taylor changed his plea as the trial was due to get under way
A man accused of murdering teenager Anthony Walker has pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court.

Paul Taylor, 20, had denied killing the 18-year-old, who was attacked with an axe near McGoldrick Park in Huyton, Merseyside, in July.

Taylor, from Huyton, changed his plea as the trial was due to get under way at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday.

His co-defendant Michael Barton, 17, pleaded not guilty to Anthony's murder at Preston Crown Court on Monday.

The jurors were sworn in at Preston before proceedings were moved to Liverpool Crown Court, where the trial was expected to start on Tuesday.

Trial adjourned

Anthony died in hospital a few hours after he was found with an axe in his head.

He had been at the bus stop with his girlfriend and cousin, Marcus Binns, on 29 July.

They decided to leave the bus stop and walk through McGoldrick Park.

After Taylor's change of plea, Mr Barton's trial was adjourned until Wednesday morning.

The teenager, from Huyton, also denies a charge of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm to Anthony and his cousin.




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