A 17-year-old youth and a 21-year-old man are to stand trial accused of murdering a teenager in a street stabbing.
Ozell Pemberton was found fatally wounded in Sutton Coldfield town centre in Birmingham on May 17th 2018.
A post-mortem examination revealed the 16-year-old died of a single stab wound to the chest.
Appearing at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday,
The 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 21-year-old Oscar Ingram pleaded not guilty to his murder at Birmingham Crown Court.
Ingram, of Banners Grove, Erdington, Birmingham, stood in the dock wearing a grey tracksuit, surrounded by security officers.The teenager appeared by video-link.
Ozell's parents, friends and other family members were in court for the hearing.
Fixing a trial date, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said:
A trial date has been set for October 29th. It is expected to last up to four weeks.