Shrewsbury man jailed for stab manslaughter

Kynaston Road Paul Wayne Rugg was found injured in Harlescott

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A Shrewsbury man has been sentenced to nine years in jail after admitting killing a 52-year-old at his flat.

Wayne Austin, 26, of Claverley Crescent, Harlescott, had been on trial at Stafford Crown Court, accused of murdering Paul Wayne Rugg.

Austin denied the murder charge but admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter on Friday.

Mr Rugg was found stabbed at his home in Kynaston Road, Harlescott, on 6 January 2010.

He died from his injuries later that day in hospital.

Austin pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter on the grounds that he did not mean to kill or seriously injure Mr Rugg.

He has already served 461 days in jail on remand.

About 50 officers were involved in investigating the death after Mr Rugg was taken to hospital by paramedics.

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