Student sobs as he denies manslaughter
ASTUDENT accused of killing a dad with a single punch sobbed as he told a jury he acted on ‘impulse’ after being threatened with a headbutt and racially abused. Jafar Ali, 20, claims he acted in self-defence when he hit Keith Maden.
The 59-year-old suffered a ‘catastrophic’ head injury after he hit the ground outside a takeaway in Rochdale town centre. Crying, Mr Ali told the court Mr Maden appeared ‘angry.’ The jury has retired to consider its verdict.
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