Channel 4 documentary Killed by a Rich Kid tells the true story of Yousef Makki, who was stabbed to death by his boyfriend in 2019
In March 209, a teenager was fatally stabbed in a wealthy village in Greater Manchester.
Police were called to the scene in Hale Barnes where they found Yousey Makki, a 17-year-old schoolboy, on the ground with a stab wound to his chest.
Joshua Molnar, Makki’s friend, applied pressure to the wound with his own t-shirt but to no avail as Makki died of his wound in hospital.
Police bodycam footage showed Molnar telling officers at the scene that he didn’t know who stabbed Makki.
However, Molnar later confessed that he stabbed Makki to death in an act of self-defense
But Molnar later admitted he was the perpetrator, stated he acted in self-defense, and was charged with murder.
Here’s everything you need to know about the deadly stabbing at the center of new Channel 4 documentary, who was killed by a rich kid.
Who was Yousef Makki?
Makki was a working-class boy from Burnage, Manchester, who received a scholarship to Manchester Grammar School, where fees are £13,380 a year.
Makki’s mother skimped and saved to afford his uniform, which cost £1,000.
At school, Makki met Adam Chowdhary, who was also present the night he was stabbed to death by their mutual friend and public school boy, Joshua Molnar.
What happened the night Yousef Makki was killed?
Makki, Molnar and Chowdhary were together the day Makki was killed.
It was revealed in court that the three had met in a supermarket underground car park, where Chowdhary and Makki Molnar were showing the knives they had bought during a school break.
The three boys then walked to a country lane near Manchester Airport where Chowdhary had arranged a cannabis deal.
At the deal, Molnar was beaten by two of the alleged dealer’s employees, and Molnar accused Chowdhary and Makki of doing nothing when he was attacked.
That evening, the three met again around 6:30 p.m., and according to Molnar, he and Makki had an argument.
Molnar said that Makki drew his knife, after which Molnar drew his own knife and stabbed his friend.
An inquest revealed that Makki suffered a 12 cm stab wound to his chest that penetrated his heart and caused catastrophic injuries.
As Makki lay dying, Chowdhary and Molnar hid the knives in a bush and down a drain and called 999 while wearing a t-shirt to try and stop the flow of blood from Makki’s chest.
Makki was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7.39pm.
Has Joshua Molnar been charged?
Molnar said he acted in self-defense, and in court he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter over Yousef’s death.
He was sentenced to 16 months in a juvenile detention center for possession of a knife and perversion of justice.
Molnar said he felt peer pressure to carry a knife – video footage showed him brandishing a machete on another occasion.
Where are Joshua Molnar and Adam Chowdhary now?
Molnar was released from the young offenders facility in February 2020 after eight months in prison.
Chowdhary was found not guilty of perversion of justice – his lawyers claimed he was looking at his mobile phone at the time of the stabbing and therefore did not know what had happened.
Makki’s mother Debbie died in May 2020 at the age of 54 after a year of campaigning for justice for her son.
Where can I watch Killed by a Rich Kid on TV?
Killed by a Rich Kid first aired on March 21 at 9pm on Channel 4.
The documentation can now be viewed on the All 4 streaming service.
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