Murder accused tells of moment Jon-Jo collapsed on top of him

VICTIM: Murdered Jon-Jo Highton with  mum Tracey

VICTIM: Murdered Jon-Jo Highton with mum Tracey

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A man accused of killing Preston teen Jon-Jo Highton has spoken of the moment the dad-of-one collapsed on top of him seconds before he was murdered.

Mohammed Sabbah Dal, 20, has also been telling the jury his co-defendant did not deny being involved in the murder and told him Owen Whitesmith and Arran Graham had also been carrying weapons when they spoke in a prison holding cell ahead of a videolink hearing of early court proceedings.

Jon-Jo died from a deep neck wound thought to have been caused by a Samurai sword.

Dal admits chasing Jon-Jo and throwing a brick in a bid to intimidate him but said he did not know there was another car or men with weapons following the car.

In an emotional testimony at Preston Crown Court, Dal described how Jon-Jo collapsed on top of him as three of four men were attacking him.

Dal told the court he did not sleep that night and sat awake praying for Jon-Jo to be OK.

Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close Fulwood; Arron Graham, 23, Ripon Street, Preston; Stephen Walton, 24, of no fixed address; Craig Walton, 26, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood; Joshua Bore, 19, of Morris Road, Ribbleton; Zaahid Patel, 20, of Park Avenue, Preston; Mohammed Sabbah Dal, 20, of Alice Square, Preston; and Minhaj Musa, 21, of Deepdale Road, Preston all deny murder.

Liam Tunstall, 26, of Mark Close, Penwortham; John Wilding, 36, of Everton Street, Darwen and Stuart Eastham, 32, Gisburn Road, Ribbleton deny assisting an offender.

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