A man has admitted killing a schoolboy whose semi-naked body was found in a derelict house in Sunderland in 1990, but denies his murder.
42-year-old Steven Grieveson appeared via videolink at Newcastle Crown Court where he was charged with murdering 14-year-old Simon Martin.
Simon, of Amy Street, Sunderland, had suffered head injuries.
His body was found at Gillside House, Roker, which has since been demolished.
Grieveson, wearing a black and white Adidas tracksuit, said "not guilty" in a clear voice when the murder charge was read out.
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