A teenager has told a jury how a man confessed to stabbing a teenager at a house party in Colchester using a cracked beer bottle.
Trial due to begin in Chelmsford today.
Four people arrested in connection with the murder of teenager in Essex have been released on bail until the 19th of December.
The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party has been delayed.
Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, in Essex, was stabbed at a house party at Marlowe Way at about 10pm on September 8th 2012. He died in hospital soon afterwards.
Unemployed Edward Redman, 18, of Halstead Road, Colchester, denies murder and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today.
Wearing a blue suit and grey tie, he spoke only to confirm his name.
Jury selection is set to take place today but prosecutor Mark Milliken-Smith QC told the court it was unlikely that a jury would be sworn in and the case opened until Wednesday.
Redman's father, Gary Redman, 51, and student brother John Redman, 19, of the same address, will also stand trial accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Shannon Fenlon, 19, from Jameson Road, Clacton, denies the same charge.
The trial is expected to last up to 10 weeks.
Just over a year ago Caroline Shearer's 17-year-old son, Jay Whiston, was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester.
Since then she's launched a charity which aims to rid the streets of knife violence.
Today her 'Only Cowards Carry' charity launched a new schools programme, designed to educate children on the consequences of carrying knives.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu
A charity set up by the mother of murdered Essex teenager Jay Whiston has begun carrying out workshops warning about the dangers of knife crime.
Schools across North Essex, including Tendring Technology College, are signing up to the scheme run by 'Only Cowards Carry Weapons'.
Jay was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester last September. He was 17 years old.
A man is due to stand trial next year for the murder of teenager Jay Whiston from Clacton.
Jay, 17, was stabbed at a house party in Colchester in September 2012.
Edward Redmund, 18, from Stanway, Colchester was remanded in custody charged with his murder when he appeared in court today, 5 August.
His trial, which is expected to last six weeks, is due to start in January.
Two people have been charged with witness intimidation in connection with investigation of the murder of Clacton teenager Jay Whiston.
Jay, 17, was stabbed a house party on Marlowe Way, Colchester, last September. Jay, from Aster Close, died a short time later in hospital.
In May 2013, four people were arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation.
Alan Loughlin, 18, of Titania Close, Colchester has been charged with three counts of intimidating a witness. Kieran Marsh, 18, of Creffield Road, Colchester has been charged with two counts of intimidating a witness.
They've been released on bail and will appear in court on July 30.
Two people from Clacton, a 16-year-old girl, and an 18-year-old woman, have been re-bailed pending further enquiries until August 6, 2013 and August 8, 2013 respectively.
Essex Police have charged a youth with the murder of a teenager in Colchester last summer.
17-year-old Jay Whiston was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way in September and died shortly afterwards in hospital. A 17-year-old from the town was remanded in custody this afternoon by magistrates charged with his murder. He is due to be back in court on Friday.
A 17-year-old has been charged with the murder of Jay Whiston. Jay, who was also 17, was stabbed at a house party in Colchester last September.
Eight months on, a youth from Colchester has been charged with one count of murder and will appear before magistrates later today.
Police investigating the murder of a teenager in Colchester say they've recieved a number of calls after a poster campaign this weekend. Seventeen year old Jay Whiston was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way on September 8.
Police asked people gardening over Easter to help in the search for the murder weapon. Detectives say theyr are now following up on the calls.