Mark Denton murder trial: Murder accused tells jury he lied to police

Mark Denton

Mark Denton

A MURDER accused says he told a pack of lies to police about killing boxer Mark Denton because he wanted to take the blame for his brother.

Anthony Middleton, 21, had confessed to police to being responsible for the axe murder of Mark, 31, at a house party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool, on New Year’s Eve.

He told police he acted in self defence after alleging Mark tried to stab him with a foot-long breadknife.


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