A KILLER stabbed a man to death – after an apparent row over a child's tablet device.

Darren O'Neill brutally murdered Steven Quail, 42, at the victim's home in Johnstone, Renfrewshire in February this year.

Mr Quail – who lived in the same street as O'Neill – suffered a total of 25 wounds following the frenzied attack.

The 34 year-old thug later confessed to his lover – but claimed: "I don't want to go to jail".

But, he now faces life behind bars after he pled guilty to a murder charge at the High Court in Glasgow.

O'Neill will be sentenced later this month.

The court heard both men stayed near each other.

O"Neill had a home with his partner and young daughter while Mr Quail lived alone.

The killer knew the victim as "Quaily".

In the early hours of February 25, Mr Quail's neighbour heard "banging" and "rowdiness" coming from his flat.

Around 2am, O'Neill's girlfriend Keri McPhee then awoke to find him at the side of her bed and he claimed: "I've stabbed a guy".

He went on to admit the man he attacked was Mr Quail.

Prosecutor Jo McDonald said: "He told her that 'Quaily' wanted to see their daughter's computer tablet and that he was 'trying to take Ava's tablet'."

O'Neill also later stated: "I don't want to go to jail."