Convicted child killer denies a fourth murder

The trial of a man accused of murdering a Sunderland schoolboy has started at Newcastle Crown Court.

Serial killer was "glue-sniffer since 11 years old".

Serial killer Steven Grieveson claimed to have been a glue-sniffer since the age of 11, jurors have heard.While being interviewed, at his own request, in January last year he confessed he had killed 14-year-old Simon Martin in 1990.

And he told police he had an addiction to sniffing glue which meant he needed to take it every day - including the day he killed the schoolboy in Sunderland.Grieveson, formerly of Roker Avenue in Sunderland, was convicted in 1996 of the murders of David

He is now being tried at Newcastle Crown Court where he denies Simon's murder, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The trial continues.

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Serial killer trial continues Tuesday

The trial is continuing of a convicted serial killer who's accused of murdering a school-boy more than 20 years ago.

The body of Simon Martin was found in a derelict house in Roker in May 1990.

Steven Grieveson has admitted killing Simon Martin, but denies murder, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Grieveson is already in prison for the murder of three North East teenagers in 1993 and 1994.

Serial killer denies schoolboy murder

The trial has begun of a convicted serial killer who's accused of murdering a schoolboy more than 20 years ago.

Steven Grieveson has already been convicted of the murder of 3 teenagers in Sunderland during the 1990s.

Now he's admitted killing Simon Martin, but denies murder, on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Jonny Blair has been at Newcastle Crown Court.

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Serial killer denies murdering schoolboy

Simon Martin died in 1990, aged 14

Steven Grieveson, aged 42, denies murdering Simon Martin, aged 14, in 1990, but admits unlawful killing.

His trial for murder began on Monday at Newcastle Crown Court.

Grieveson is already in prison for the murder of three North East teenagers in 1993 and 1994.

Simon Martin's body was found in a derelict house in Roker after he'd been missing for several days.

Child murder trial starts in Newcastle

The trial has begun of a convicted killer who's accused of murdering a fourth teenager during the 1990s. 42 year old Steven Grieveson is already in prison for the murder of 3 North East teenagers in 1993 and 1994.

At Newcastle Crown Court he stands accused of the murder of Simon Martin, aged 14, in February 1990. The school boy's body was found in a derelict house in Roker after he'd been missing for several days.Steven Grieveson admits unlawful killing, but denies the charge of murder.