Man admits to fatal bar stabbing in Lincoln
A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a father-of-three at a party in a Lincoln bar.
Stuart Whitelaw, 40, of Elder Street, Lincoln, was attacked in the Mezz Bar in Ruston Way, on 3 May.
The court heard Joe Palmer, of Allenby Close, Lincoln, carried out the "frenzied attack" in revenge for a previous attack on him in 2009.
Judge Michael Heath remanded Palmer into custody. He will be sentenced on 4 October at Lincoln Crown Court.
Mr Whitelaw was taken to Lincoln County Hospital following a 999 call but died of his injuries shortly afterwards, the court heard.
Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, told the hearing it was accepted that Palmer may not have intended to kill Mr Whitelaw.
A charge of perverting the course of justice against Palmer's girlfriend, Charmaine Wells, 22, of Allenby Close, Lincoln, was dropped by the prosecution.