Murder accused admits killing man in 'street attack'
Lee Monaghan died in Greenock, Inverclyde, after the incident last August.
A murder accused has admitted killing a man in an alleged street attack.
Stephen Kane appeared in court accused of murdering Lee Monaghan in Greenock, Inverclyde, last August.
The 20 year-old's QC Donald Findlay pled guilty to a reduced charge of culpable homicide on his behalf.
But, prosecutor Peter McCormack told a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow: "That plea is not acceptable."
Kane will now stand trial for murder later this year.
The allegation includes claims Mr Monaghan was repeatedly struck on the body with a knife or knives on August 24 in the town's Belville Street.
Kane faces two accusations of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.
He is also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in Greenock Cemetery by giving police a false name.
Lady Scott set a trial due to begin on June 19 in Livingston.