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EVES PUSHED VICTIM’S GIRLFRIEND AFTER TAUNT
5:11pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
MICHAEL Eves has denied punching Kimberley McMahon, the girlfriend of murder victim Wayne Basnett, at The Grenadier pub in Halewood on December 4, 2010.
He told a jury at Chester Crown Court that he did not know who she was but admitted pushing her after she taunted him at the bar.
He told Chester Crown Court that he heard his brother’s name, Stephen, being mentioned and then a female voice said: “It’s the best place for him.”
Eves’ brother Stephen, aged 28, was killed in a car crash in Garston in May that year.
Eves said: “I confronted her saying why are you saying that about my brother? I had an instinct she was going to swill me with her drink. She had a glass in her hand.
“I pushed her with the palm of my hand in her face. She was by a stool and went over it. I tried to give her a hand up.”
He said he was in the bar celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday.
Eves said he only knew Mr Basnett by sight as he saw him at the gym with David Garrett, who was in the year above Eves at Halewood Comprehensive School.
CCTV footage of Miss McMahon, the mother of one of Mr Basnett’s children, falling to the floor was shown to the jury.