Vincent Martin Crowe (33) is due to stand trial for the murder of Wexford man Kenny Meyler after prosecutors in Perth rejected his plea of manslaughter.
Today, in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the jury was told that Crowe had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.
This plea was rejected, however, as prosecutors intend on proceeding with a murder charge.
In February, 2013, Kenyon (Kenny) Meyler was left in a critical condition after he was stabbed in the neck at a residence on Helmsley Street, Scarborough, in the Australian capital of Perth.
Six days later, Meyler passed away. Afterwards, Crowe’s initial charge of “intent to do grievous bodily harm” was upgraded to murder.
Opening submissions for the trial will begin tomorrow.