A MURDER jury has been sent out in the case of Washington stab victim Andrew Lucas.
Mark Spalding has already admitted killing the 20-year-old, who was stabbed to death in a stairway of a block of flats in Washington last November.
He and Paul Mallin are on trial for murder at Newcastle Crown Court.
Spalding, of Kestrel Close, Ayton, and Mallin, of Dunstanburgh Close, Washington, the charge.
The jury started deliberating its verdict yesterday and were sent home last night,