Suspect told police of guilt

Scene of fatal stabbing in Gleadless, Sheffield
Scene of fatal stabbing in Gleadless, Sheffield
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A man accused of stabbing his ex partner to death told a detective while in custody: “I already know I’m guilty, I’m going to tell the court all about it,” jurors heard.

Erhan Mehmedov, aged 45, is said to have made the comments while in custody at Sheffield’s Bridge Street charge office, while being held on suspicion of murdering Dimitrina Borisova.

He admits killing her but denies murder.

Dimitrina, 46, was stabbed 17 times as she waited for Mehmedov’s mother to hand over their two-year-old son for an access visit on Blackstock Road, Gleadless Valley, on February 21.

Graham Reeds QC, prosecuting, read the jury a statement from Det Con Samuel Baker. DC Baker said Mehmedov made the comment via a Turkish interpreter when speaking to him after the killing.

Jurors also heard from PC James Mason, who was on duty driving along Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley, when he was flagged down by Mehmedov shortly after the attack.

He said: “I opened the passenger door window. He said words to the effect of, ‘I did it, I killed my wife’.”

PC Mason said he asked Mehmedov, who had blood on his hands and smelled of alcohol, to sit in the back of the car.

He was handcuffed, searched and arrested, and then driven to Bridge Street charge office.

PC Rebecca Harper said Mehmedov was put under ‘constant supervision’.

She said he told her: “I did wrong to my little boy because she’s my little boy’s mum. I’m sorry, very sorry.”

Describing the moment he told Mehmedov, of Blackstock Road, that Dimitrina had died, PC Mason said: “He made no comment. He was very quiet, then moments later said, ‘Are you sure?’.”

The trial continues.