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 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.