Yousef Makki: Teenager denies student's stab murder
A 17-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to murdering a grammar school pupil in a knife attack.
Yousef Makki, a scholarship student who hoped to become a heart surgeon, was attacked on 2 March in Hale Barns, near Altrincham, and died at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, was granted bail at Manchester Crown Court.
A trial date, before Mr Justice Bryan, was scheduled to begin on 18 June.
Seventeen-year-old Yousef was studying for his A-levels at Manchester Grammar School.
He is thought to have won a scholarship to attend the £12,000 a year independent school.
On Saturday the school held a memorial service for him, where his mother planted a tree in his memory.
Another 17-year-old, who also cannot be named, has been charged with possession of a bladed article and assisting an offender.
He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later this week.