The angry mum of Yousef Makki has slammed the wealthy parents of his friend Joshua Molnar after they went on a "PR offensive" after their son was cleared of murder.

Manchester Grammar School pupil Yousef was just 17 when he was stabbed in the heart by pal Joshua Molnar, now 18, in an argument over drugs on March 2.

Private Schoolboy Molnar, formerly of Cheadle Hume School, was found not guilty of the murder and manslaughter of Yousef in July, on the grounds of self-defence.

He admitted possessing the knife which inflicted the wound from which Yousef died and also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice by telling police someone else had caused the injury.

He is now in a young offenders institution and his parents, Mark Molnar and Stephanie Molnar, hired Manchester PR agency MC2 Communications to tell their story.


This led to a recent interview in the Sunday Times, which they used to paint a picture of their son as a "normal, typical teenage lad".

They also praised his skills as a chef, hailing him as "fabulously creative".

Yousef's mum Debbie Makki, 54, told the Daily Mail: "Who do the Molnars think they are having a publicist? They’re hardly Posh and Becks. They are shameless.

"They have shown no remorse to us during or since the trial. We’ve never heard anything from them. Surely, as human beings they should sympathise with us losing such a huge part of our lives.

"Instead, they seem to be more worried about tainting their reputations."

Her daughter, Jade Akoum, 28, added: "They can have all the money in the world and use a PR company but they can’t change the fact their son killed Yousef and was troubled."


Molnar's mum Stephanie, 51, the co-founder of a chain of Cheshire nurseries, told the Manchester Evening News her son fully accepts responsibility for Yousef's death.

She said: "I cannot imagine what Yousef’s parents and family must be going through as they try to come to terms with this.

"Joshua fully accepts responsibility for Yousef’s death in the act of self-defence and the impact of this acceptance is massive.

"He will have to live with the responsibility of his role in this for the rest of his life.

"We are also acutely aware that the hurt and loss that Yousef’s family is experiencing are infinitely greater than anything we are going through and nothing I can say can make up for or change that."



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