A MAN allegedly murdered died due to a stab wound to the abdomen, a jury heard.

A post mortem on the body of Paul Kelly was carried out following his death on June 15 last year.

Jason Cowan is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow charged with murdering the 50 year-old at a property in Hermitage Avenue in the city’s Knightswood.

The 47-year-old had lodged a special defence claiming he was suffering from diminished responsibility at the time.

Jurors heard on Monday how pathologist John Williams examined Mr Kelly’s remains.

He concluded the man suffered a fatal “stab wound to the abdomen” and also had “significant internal bleeding”.

Dr Williams told the trial the injuries were “consistent” with being caused by a “sharp bladed weapon”.

Asked about the degree of force needed, he said at least “moderate”, but added a “number of factors” had to be considered.

Prosecutor Greg Farrell put to him: “It could have been more than that?”

Dr Williams: “Yes.”

Mr Kelly also had signs of injury which could be considered “defensive”.

The trial, before judge Lord Matthews, continues.