Yousef Makki dies after being stabbed by friend Joshua Molnar, with body-cam footage in Channel 4’s new documentary Killed By a Rich Kid showing Molnar lying to police
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A teenager who stabbed his friend to death has suggested to police at the crime scene that “black guys” might be involved, body-cam footage in a new Channel 4 documentary shows.
Channel 4 viewers watching Killed By a Rich Kid on Monday were horrified to see the footage, as the forensic review documentary about the stabbing death of Yousef Makki by Joshua Molnar, both 17 years old at the time, in Cheshire in March 2019.
Molnar was later cleared by a jury of murder and manslaughter but was jailed for perverting justice by lying to police at the scene and carrying a knife in public.
On the night Manchester teenager Yousef died, he was with his friends Adam Chowdhary and Molnar, both from wealthy Cheshire families, whom he had met through Language School Manchester France £12,000 a year which he won a scholarship to study.
At interrogation about the stabbing last November, Molnar said they then got into a fight and knives were manufactured, leading to the fatal stabbing.
Body-dressing footage of officers scrambling at the scene of the stabbing was aired in the Channel 4 documentary.
Bodycam footage shows Greater Manchester Police arriving at the chaotic crime scene and questioning Molnar about what happened.
In the video, a topless Molnar is seen talking to the police shortly after Yousef was stabbed.
An officer asked Molnar: “This is what I need. The mate of 100% truth. Why did it happen? ”
Molnar lied to police and said he didn’t know, adding that the people were from Stretford “to try and rob people” and mentioned “black guys” were involved.
Channel 4 viewers were outraged by the assertion, and on Twitter, one person wrote: “I don’t like how real suspects make up a bunch of black people to claim fault at the scene.”
Another said: “I angrily say they’re black boys when it’s YOU.”
Another viewer wrote: “So a privileged white teenager killed his ‘partner’ and he blamed the blacks when questioned.”
Another viewer described it as “cold to the bone”, while another said: “Blame it on a bunch of young black men. I’m having a rage.”
One social media user wrote: “I heard he blames a group of black people…so disappointing” as another said: “Joshua Molner blamed his disgusting behavior on with ‘a bunch of Negroes’.”
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Another tweeted: “So Joshua made up a story about Yousef being attacked by a group of young black men and now he denies it after saying it on camera.”
A fellow Channel 4 viewer wrote: “Pretty scary the default position is to blame ‘black guys’ groups.”
Yousef’s older sister, Jade Akoum, is leading a campaign for a review of the case and is seen in tears as she is comforted by her partner.
“I’m trying to be strong but he’s my brother,” Jade said in the documentary.
“All the details they said and how he died and we weren’t there for him and I will never forgive myself that I couldn’t be there.
“He died miles away from where he came from and we think he’s safe.”
The Channel 4 documentary has been in production for two years and the filmmakers claim that they reached out to all stakeholders when making the show.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/channel-4-viewers-fume-joshua-26524020 Channel 4 viewers smoke as Joshua Molnar blames 'black guy' for fatal stabbing at crime scene