A MAN is facing a life sentence after he admitted murdering a friend by stabbing him 14 times.

Gary Smith, 24, stabbed and slashed Joseph McMenemy, 27, by cutting through the main vein and artery in his neck causing massive blood loss.

The victim was stabbed at least 10 times in the neck and four times in the chest and shoulders in Hamilton in November last year.

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Smith, from Larkhall, who was on trial at the High Court in Glasgow changed his plea to guilty on the second day after seeing video footage which showed the horrific wounds he had inflicted.

The DVD showed Joseph lying dead and covered in blood was played to the jury. He will be sentenced next month.