Next summer will see the trial of a 14-year old boy who was accused of stabbing a father-of-3 to death outside his house.
Jamie Markham (45) was killed when he confronted a group youths shouting and swearing in front of his Chingford home, east London, on August 9.
Paramedics treated Markham but declared him dead at the scene. Later, a post-mortem examination confirmed that he had suffered a stab wound in the lung.
The 14-year old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was dressed in a black parka when he appeared at Old Bailey today.
Judge Anuja Dhir, QC, placed the boy in custody prior to his trial on June 27, next year.
Jamie Markham, 45, was fatally attacked in Chingford (East London) on Monday night. He is pictured with his wife Candice (right) and his 17-year-old daughter Chloe (left)
Candice Markham, Mr Markham’s 17-year old daughter, and her husband sat at back of court as the alleged killers’ parents watched from the public gallery.
Louise Oakley, the prosecutor, earlier stated to the court that Jamie Markham returned home at 6pm on 9 August and then went to a shed at his rear.
“His daughter returned home at 6.20pm, and as she did, a group started to shout abuse at her friend and her daughter.
After Mr Markham was fatally shot in Chingford, East London, a police tent was set up.
Police officers are seen at the scene of the incident in Chingford, earlier this year
Jamie Markham heard the commotion and ran out of his shed. A confrontation ensued where he received two stab injuries. One was under his armpit and on his left hand side. The fatal injury was one to his neck.
“He collapsed on the spot and the defendant fled.”
“Despite all the efforts of emergency services, his life was declared extinct at 19.16 hours.”
The 14-year old boy denies murder and possessing a knife.
He will next appear in court on February 7th for a hearing via video link.