On Wednesday, Liam O’Prey, 21, made his first appearance in Manchester Magistrates’ Court when he was formally accused of killing Rico Burton, 31, in that court.
A young boxer named Mr. Burton was fatally stabbed early on Sunday morning in the Goose Green neighborhood of Altrincham.
A 17-year-old kid was also gravely hurt during the incident, according to Manchester police, and received life-saving care from onlookers.
O’Prey was remanded in detention after failing to enter a plea. On Friday, he must appear at Manchester Crown Court.
According to reports, Mr. Burton was enjoying a night out with pals when he allegedly suffered a “spontaneous” and “unplanned” stabbing attack outside the establishment.
After watching the junior fighter reportedly step outside for a “straightener,” he left the bar where the heavyweight fight had been taking place and entered another in Altrincham.
On Wednesday morning, O’Prey made an appearance at Manchester Magistrates’ Court to answer to four counts arising from the incident.
He is charged with murder, causing an unlawful wound with the purpose to cause great bodily damage, possessing a bladed instrument, namely a knife, and having cocaine in his possession.
The defendant, who appeared in a grey prison tracksuit, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, and that he had no fixed address, before the four charges against him were read aloud.