Teen admits Birmingham stab murder midway through trial
A 17-year-old boy has admitted the stabbing murder of another teenager in Birmingham, a court heard.
Hazrat Umar, 18, was found fatally injured in Norwood Road, Bordesley Green, on 25 February.
Prosecutors said he was killed in a "vicious and unprovoked" attack lasting 47 seconds which was caught on CCTV.
The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the murder four days into a trial and will be sentenced on Friday.
Prosecutors said he suffered 15 knife wounds during the attack.
The defendant had already admitted possessing a knife.
Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC said the teenager and a friend should have been sitting an exam on the afternoon of the murder, but turned up late to college and were told to come back and re-sit.
The court heard they failed to return at 14:00 GMT and CCTV footage seen by jurors showed the accused carrying out "a vicious, unprovoked attack from behind", Birmingham Crown Court was told.
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