Teenager to stand trial over murder of Karl Gallagher in Smethwick

By Dayna Farrington | West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

A teenager will stand trial later this year after he was charged with the murder of Karl Gallagher in Smethwick.

Tributes at West Cross Shopping Centre where Karl Gallagher, inset, was killed

Tyrell Harris previously pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Gallagher.

The 19-year-old, of Helvellyn Way, West Bromwich, appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monda where a trial date was set for October 26.

Harris had entered a plea of not guilty to one count of murder at an earlier hearing at the crown court in June.

Mr Gallagher died from a single stab wound to the chest following an altercation at West Cross Shopping Centre, in Smethwick, at around 4.40pm on Sunday, April 26.

The 31-year-old, from the Smethwick area, leaves behind a daughter.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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