THE jury in the trial of a man accused of killing a Birmingham taxi driver has retired to consider their verdict.
Warehouse worker Andrew John Bayliss, aged 29, of Ratcliffe Avenue, Kings Norton, denies stabbing father-of-three Mohammed Arshad, near the Birmingham City training ground in Wast Hills Lane, Hopwood, in July, 2009.
The Recorder of Worcester Alistair McCreath spent the morning summing up the evidence presented during the two-week trial and gave legal directions to the jury at Worcester Crown Court.
Mr Arshad, from Selly Oak, was working for A-Cars when he was stabbed 14 times, including one which penetrated his skull and brain, after going to pick up a fare near Broadmeadow School in Kings Norton.
He died in hospital later that day.
The defendant has claimed that a friend was responsible for the fatal attack in a joint robbery which went wrong.
Bayliss was arrested on November 14, 2009, after the case was featured on television programme Crimewatch.