ALBERTA
02/14/2014 07:20 EST | Updated 04/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Calgary man pleads guilty to manslaughter, stabs friend with steak knife

CALGARY - A Calgary man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for stabbing a friend with a steak knife after a drunken argument over using English accents to pick up women at a bar.

Court heard Byron Blanchard, 21, Joshua Hogarth and another man had been drinking all night on Aug. 12, 2012, at several bars when they got kicked out of a club.

The dispute between Blanchard and Hogarth continued through a string of insulting text messages.

Hogarth then went to Blanchard’s home to settle the issue.

Blanchard says he had a steak knife, but doesn't remember stabbing Hogarth.

Blanchard is to be sentenced May 20. (CHQR)

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