A man who stabbed his friend to death in Perth just days before Christmas has been jailed.
Jakub Kmieciak admitted stabbing Rafal Rymarkiewicz on December 23 2017 but told detectives he had been hearing voices at the time.
In January at the High Court in Edinburgh he pled guilty to the lesser charge of culpable homicide due to diminished responsibility.
Sentence was deferred for reports, which revealed Kmieciak suffers ongoing mental health difficulties.
At The High Court in Glasgow the 20-year-old appeared in the dock surrounded by three security staff dressed in protective equipment, including stab vests and helmets.
Judge Lord Burns ordered that he be jailed for a period of seven and a half years. He faces deportation to his native Poland upon his release.