Yousef Makki death: Murder accused teen admits possessing knife
A 17-year-old boy accused of murdering a grammar school pupil has admitted possessing a knife before the start of his trial.
Yousef Makki, 17, who dreamed of becoming a heart surgeon, was stabbed to death on 2 March on a street in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester.
The accused, who denies murder, pleaded guilty to a charge of perverting the course of justice.
But he denied conspiracy to commit robbery, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Yousef, who was from Burnage, Manchester, had won a scholarship to attend Manchester Grammar School.
A second defendant, also 17, pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to robbery but admitted a charge of possession of a knife.
Neither teenager can be named because they are under 18.
A trial before Mr Justice Bryan, scheduled to last two weeks, is expected to begin later in the week.