David Scott murder charge: Youth in court
A father of two was stabbed five times with the fatal blow a wound to the lung, a court heard.
David Scott, 33, was found with stab wounds in Rose Avenue, Stanley, on 23 December and died in hospital.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court via videolink charged with murder.
He was remanded in secure youth accommodation and a plea hearing will be held on 22 March.