A Dundee bow and arrow killer has had his sentence deferred for further psychological reports.
Charles Little, 32, had previously admitted a charge of culpable homicide after stabbing labourer Gordon Diduka in the shoulder in the communal stairwell of Dundonald Court on September 25 2017 during a drug-fuelled altercation.
He had originally been charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge after five days of a high court jury trial in January.
He was due to be sentenced on Monday at Glasgow High Court but the case has now been continued until March 6.
Little’s solicitor, Mark Stewart QC asked Lord Matthews to allocate more time for an “independent psychiatric” report, adding the circumstances are not “run of the mill”.
The trial had heard how trouble flared when Little went to the door of a flat where party-goers had been drinking, taking cocaine and listening to music for several hours.
Witnesses in the neighbouring flat told the court Little began firing arrows at the door and tried to gain entry before an altercation ensued.
Little pleaded guilty to four amended charges, including behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by threatening the occupants of Dundonald Court with a bow and arrows, repeatedly striking the door and attempting to force entry.
He further admitted that, at the communal staircase of the building, he assaulted Gordon Diduca, Jason Sinclair, Colin Hughes and Mona Elbakoush, threatened them and fired an arrow towards them.
A third, amended, charge stated that he assaulted Gordon Diduca by repeatedly stabbing him on the body with a knife, thus killing him.
Little also assaulted Jason Sinclair by striking him on the arm with a knife to his injury and permanent disfigurement.