Friend of fatally stabbed private school student, 17, was 'captured praying ...

Friend of fatally stabbed private school pupil, 17, was captured praying with blood on his hands by a police bodycam after leaving scene, court hears Yousef Makki, from Burnage, was stabbed to death in Hale Barns on March 2 Boy B, who is accused of possessing a knife, was captured sobbing at his home Co-defendant Boy A, also 17, admits stabbing Yousef but says it was self-defence

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 00:33 BST, 27 June 2019 | Updated: 03:29 BST, 27 June 2019

One of the boys said to be involved in the murder of Yousef Makki, pictured, was captured on police bodycam footage praying with blood on his hands, jurors at Manchester Crown Court were told

A boy said to be involved in the murder of his friend Yousef Makki was captured on police bodycam footage praying with blood on his hands, jurors were told.

The 17 year old is seen sobbing and being comforted by his mother at home after he tried to stem the bleeding from a single 12cm stab wound the Manchester Grammar School pupil had suffered in Hale Barns, Trafford, on March 2.

Yousef, from Burnage, had ambitions to become a heart surgeon and had a bursary to attend the elite £13,000-a-year school. He died in hospital.

Boy B, captured sobbing at his mother's home, has admitted possessing a knife but denies conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice. 

He allegedly told a series of lies to officers so they wouldn't suspect his friend over the stabbing.

His co-defendant, Boy A, also a boy of 17, admits he stabbed Yousef but denies murder, claiming he acted in self-defence.

He also denies a charge of conspiracy to rob but he admits perverting the course of justice and possessing the flick knife. Neither of the youths can be named for legal reasons.

During the fourth day of the trial at Manchester Crown Court, the jurors were shown police

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