Murdered disabled man was choked and stabbed in Glasgow flat

Patryk Jasinski attacked Tomasz Lipiec at a flat in Glasgow's Townhead last September 4 or 5.

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Murder case: Tomasz Lipiec was killed last year.

A 32-year-old has admitted to the murder of a disabled man.

Patryk Jasinski attacked Tomasz Lipiec, 33, at a flat in Glasgow’s Townhead last September 4 or 5.

Jasinski had been due to go on trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

However, at a hearing on Friday, his QC Mark Stewart pled guilty to the murder charge on his behalf.

Prosecutors stated Jasinski compressed Mr Lipiec’s neck and tried to choke him.

The victim was also said to have been punched, suffered blunt force injuries by means unknown and had been repeatedly stabbed with a knife.

Jason McInally, 51, had also been accused of murder, but his not guilty plea was accepted by prosecutor Greg Farrell.

Both Jasinski and McInally had faced other charges in connection with the killing.

It was alleged they stole items from the flat including holdalls, a money tin, mobile phones, clothes and a television.

The indictment further stated they attempted to defeat the ends of justice by trying to avoid detection, arrest and prosecution.

This included disposing of a knife and covering faces to avoid being clocked on CCTV.

Not guilty pleas to all those accusations were also accepted on Friday.

Lord Mulholland adjourned the case until next month when it is expected further details will be heard about the killing.

Jasinski showed no emotion as he was returned to the cells.

It was reported after the death that Mr Lipiec’s heartbroken family had launched a fundraiser to bring his body back to his home country of Poland.

Relatives stated they wanted to “bury him with dignity”.