Mother of teenager stabbed to death by his friend ‘died with a broken heart’, family say
The mother of a schoolboy who was stabbed to death by his friend ‘died with a broken heart’, her family said.
Yousef Makki, 17, a scholarship boy at Manchester Grammar School, was knifed in the heart by his friend, former public schoolboy Joshua Molnar, 18, during a fight in Hale Barns, Cheshire on March 2 last year.
On Sunday, the family said his mother Debbie Makki had died.
A post on the Facebook page Justice for Yousef Makki, written by his sister Jade Akoum, said: "24th of May at 4am my beautiful strong mum Debbie Makki peacefully passed away.
"God rest your soul, at least you are with Yousef now, we told him we needed you here a bit longer but you had to be together!
"I seen you over the fence twice in 12 weeks because I was worried about you with corona and we said we would all have a big party once it was all over.
"We love you so so much, I didn't think my heart could take any more pain and loss and grief.
"Please say a prayer for her soul today and pray for my little brother who has lost two of the closest people to him in the space of a year and all of us that have been left behind.
"Mum died with a broken heart and we knew she wanted justice for Yousef and I promise you mum we won’t give up until we get it for you."
Molnar was cleared of Yousef's murder and manslaughter following a trial at Manchester Crown Court last July when he claimed he acted in self-defence.
He admitted possession of a knife and perverting the course of justice and was given 16 months in custody.
Adam Chowdhary, 18, was convicted of possession of a knife and sentenced to a four-month detention order.
He was cleared of perverting the course of justice and along with Molnar was found not guilty of a single charge of conspiracy to robbery.
At a pre-inquest hearing into Yousef’s death in February the family’s lawyer Matthew Stanbury said matters surrounding the teenager's death ‘have not been sufficiently aired’.