Yousef Makki Biography
Yousef Makki was killed after he and two friends arranged to buy cannabis and intended to rob the dealer, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban https://t.co/ts6Ya8adCm
— BBC News England (@BBCEngland) October 6, 2019
Yousef Makki Age
He was 17 years old.
Yousef Makki Education
Yousef, who was on a scholarship to Manchester Grammar School, died in the upmarket suburb of Hale Barns on 2 March.
Today the boy who stabbed Yousef Makki has been named for the first time. Joshua Molnar turns 18 on Tuesday but the Times successfully challenged the anonymity order. The Sunday Times mag has an extensive interview with Molnar’s mum https://t.co/yeDm2VCemz pic.twitter.com/06BCmQt3eK
— Maya Wolfe-Robinson (@mwolferobinson) October 6, 2019
Yousef Makki Parents
Yousef’s parents, Deborah Makki, a psychiatric nurse, and Ghaleb Makki, a salesman from Burnage
Yousef Makki Stabbed to Death
Yousef Makki, who hoped to become a heart surgeon, was attacked on 2 March in his chest and died on the spot.
Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban https://t.co/hUdKcXG6M6
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) October 6, 2019
Yousef Makki’s Killer Joshua Molnar Charges
The teenager who stabbed Yousef Makki to death can finally be named as Joshua Molnar https://t.co/oYoAJ31644
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) October 6, 2019
Joshua Molnar, who turns 18 on Tuesday, was cleared of the murder of Yousef, also 17, despite admitting to stabbing him after an argument in Hale Barns, an upmarket village in Cheshire, on March 2.
Molnar was sentenced to a 16-month detention training order – 12 months for perverting the course of justice, and four months for possession of the knife.
He was revealed today as a white Anglo-Hungarian with mild learning difficulties from a well-off family in the village of Hale.
The fee-paying public schools Molnar attended are often a conveyor belt to Oxford and Cambridge for their pupils – but he is currently serving 16 months in a Young Offenders Institute.
Despite the advantages of a good family and good education, Molnar instead became fixated with knives, living out ‘idiotic fantasies’ of being a middle-class gangster, his trial heard.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Joshua Molnar, who turns 18 on Tuesday, was previously only referred to as Boy A
- He’s been revealed as the teenager who stabbed Yousef Makki to death in March
- His mother Stephanie defended him but shared sympathy with Yousef’s family
- Elite schools Molnar went to are often a conveyor belt to Oxford and Cambridge
- He attended £33,000-a-year Ellesmere College boarding school in Shropshire