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Stevenage tower block death: Robert Fisher admits killing

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A man has admitted killing a man who was “frightened of attacks” at his tower block home.Robert Fisher, 30, of Nightingale Road, Hitchin, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of William Floyd, 57, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.Police said Fisher stabbed Mr Floyd in the back after becoming involved in an argument on 6 March. His body was found six days later.Fisher was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on October 27.At an earlier hearing, Fisher had denied murdering Mr Floyd at his flat at Harrow Court.Prosecutor Martin Mulgrew said at Luton Crown Court on Monday he accepted the manslaughter plea.’Chaotic lifestyle’He added: “Mr Floyd had placed knives around his home because he was frightened of attacks.”Given the evidential issues, the crown took the view that the plea to manslaughter would be acceptable.”Det Insp Fraser Wylie from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “Mr Floyd had a chaotic lifestyle and had slipped into alcoholism. “He associated with many of the town drinkers and drug users in Stevenage, including Fisher, and would allow his flat to be used as a place where these people would congregate.”Sadly, we will never really understand what happened or why, which is of great sadness to his family. Fisher will now have to live with the consequences of his actions.”
Source: BBC Beds