A man has admitted killing 42-year-old Oakham man Neil Corby and will be sentenced next month.
Jamie North, 33, of Glen Drive, Oakham, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Corby at Leicester Crown Court on Friday.
Mr Corby was killed on September 19 last year. His body was found in a flat in Gaol Street, Oakham, the next day.
North, pictured, also pleaded guilty to common assault. He will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on February 15.
North was initially charged with murder and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to another man.
Adam Barker, 34, of Willoughby Gardens, Oakham, was also charged with Mr Corby’s murder and unlawful wounding causing grievous bodily harm to another man. The murder charge has been dropped and Barker pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge of causing actual bodily harm at Leicester Crown Court on Friday. He will be tried there on March 18 and his been released on bail until then.