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The son of a former sports star is expected to fight a murder charge after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old in the heart during an apparent botched drug deal.
Jaden Anthony Martinovich, 18, pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday morning at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court in Perth after an alleged carjacking in August last year.
Mr Martinovich appeared via video-link from Casuarina Prison as the court heard details about the alleged murder.
He is accused of killing the 17-year-old who he had met up with alongside two teen associates to allegedly sell drugs in a carpark near North Perth’s Bourke Street at 9:30pm on August 27, 2022.
Prosecutors say that Mr Martinovich was trying to sell a clip-seal bag full of salt, which he had claimed was meth, and had bought a fold-out knife to the carpark.
The son of former sports star Kelly Martinovich (pictured) pleaded not guilty to murdering a 17-year-old during an apparent botched drug deal last August
Prosecutors say that Jaden Martinovich tried selling a clip-seal bag full of salt, which he claimed was meth, to a 17-year-old before stabbing the alleged victim in the heart
It had been assumed that Mr Martinovich would plead not guilty after his lawyer Vesna Amidzic suggested in September that the two would fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
The teen was allegedly defending himself after the victim tried stealing his