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A 37-year-old who died in his sleep after an alleged road rage attack led to a bleed on the brain had drunk up to ten pints of lager before the collision which may have led to his death, a court heard today.
Father-of-two Stephen Walsh died following a confrontation with double glazing fitter Oliver Brown on his Nottingham doorstep, a jury has been told.
Prosecutors - Brown - Mr - Walsh - Construction
Prosecutors say an 'angry and pumped up' Brown tracked down Mr Walsh, who owned a construction business, to his home and 'knocked him out cold' after the pair were involved in a minor prang minutes earlier.
However, the 21-year-old claims he simply 'slapped' Mr Walsh in self-defence when a 'drunk and aggressive' Mr Walsh lunged at him after he knocked on his door.
Mr - Walsh - Bed - Morning - Fiancee
Mr Walsh was found 'stone cold' in bed at 6am the next morning by fiancee Katie Brown.
She dialled 999 - but he was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after they arrived at the couple's house in Mapperley, Nottingham.
Examination - Death - Head - Injuries - Skull
A post-mortem examination found he had bled to death after suffering serious head injuries including a fractured skull and jaw.
Oliver Brown, of Ingoldmells, Lincs, denies a single count of manslaughter.
Girlfriend - Roseann - Newton - Nottingham - Offender
His girlfriend, Roseann Newton, 21, of Nottingham, denies assisting an offender after she allegedly deleted text messages relating to the case, and made a false statement to police.
Giving evidence, Miss Brown told Nottingham Crown Court how she and Mr Walsh spent the hours before the alleged attack, on July 29 last year, drinking at nearby social club, where Mr Walsh's father was celebrating his birthday and a friend was holding a christening party.
Partner - Pints - Lager - Gin - Tonics
She said her partner had around eight or nine pints of lager and she had five or six gin and tonics before he insisted driving the short distance home at around 10pm in his white Lexus IS...
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