A student accused of murdering 16-year-old Irfan Wahid in Leeds has been found guilty of manslaughter.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of murder during a trial at Leeds Crown Court today in favour of a manslaughter verdict.
Wahid died from a stab wound to the heart after receiving a single knife blow to the chest at a bus stop on Harehills Lane on February 10 this year.
More than 3,000 people attended the teenager's funeral earlier this year.
The court heard that on the afternoon of the attack, the defendant went to meet a girl at a bus stop in an attempt to discuss their relationship.
Shortly afterwards, Wahid got off a bus, intending to meet the same girl, but lashed out at the defendant when he saw him talking to her.
Wahid punched the defendant several times. The defendant then pulled out a knife and stabbed Wahid, who died from his injuries.
The 17-year-old will be sentenced for manslaughter on September 15.