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Youth faces life term over murder

Jet service station on Springburn Road
Robert Cowan died after a disturbance on Springburn Road

A teenager has been convicted of murder and two counts of attempted murder following a street attack in Glasgow.

Craig Holmes fatally stabbed Robert Cowan, 19, after a confrontation in the city's Springburn area in March.

The 19-year-old also tried to kill Mr Cowan's friends Terry Craig, also 19, and 21-year-old Graham Bulloch.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Matthews told Holmes to expect a life sentence when he returned to court next month.

During the trial Holmes had denied the attacks and claimed he acted in self defence.

A jury convicted him of murder and two charges of attempted murder.

Steven Malarkey, 20, was also accused of the murder, but the charge against him was dropped during the trial.



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