Man admits killing electrician outside football social club

Electrician Andrew McCarron died outside Edinburgh City FC's social club in July.

Andrew McCarron died outside the Edinburgh City FC social club. <strong>Police Scotland/STV</strong>
Andrew McCarron died outside the Edinburgh City FC social club. Police Scotland/STV

A man has admitted killing a dad outside a football social club – but has denied murder.

Paul Smith, 42, offered to plead guilty to the culpable homicide of 49-year-old Andrew McCarron in Edinburgh.

But the move was rejected by prosecutor Lisa Gillespie at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday and Smith will now face a murder trial.

Mr McCarron, an electrician, died after being stabbed in the neck outside the Edinburgh City FC social club, in Lochend Road South, in July.

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Smith denies murder and assaulting Robert Smith to his permanent disfigurement.

He will go on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh in April.


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