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25 June 2014, 07:31
A 50 year old man, found guilty of murdering his friend in Mildenhall, is due to be sentenced later.
Andrew Turner, 50 from Pembroke Close, was found guilty yesterday following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court. He was charged with the murder of Paul Bone on 20 December 2013.
Emergency services were called to a property in Pembroke Close at around 12:50am that day, where Paul Bone, aged 40 years from Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall had received a stab wound.
Paramedics tended to Mr Bone but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination confirmed Mr Bone died as a result of a single stab wound.
Andrew Turner was arrested the same day and subsequently charged with murder which he pleaded not guilty to at a later plea and case management hearing.
During the trial the jury heard that Paul Bone and the defendant, Andrew Turner had been friends and they had met up at Turner's address to have a few drinks before Christmas.
As the night progressed an argument began which resulted in Paul Bone receiving a single stab wound to his chest which entered his heart.
Mr Bone was found collapsed in the doorway of the house by a neighbour who called the police.
At the end of the trial the jury found Andrew Turner guilty of murder and sentencing will take today.
Speaking at the conclusion of the trial, Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: "This was a tragic incident where a night of celebration just before Christmas led to an argument between two friends that resulted in one losing their life. Hopefully the result at court and the eventual sentencing of Turner will give some form of closure for Paul Bone's family.
"We would like to thank all those people who assisted us with this investigation, particularly those living locally in Mildenhall who came forward with information."