Man denies murdering 15-year-old who was shot and stabbed in street attack

A total of five suspects will face trial in October accused of killing Keon Lincoln.

Man denies murdering 15-year-old who was shot and stabbed in street attack

An 18-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a teenager who died of gunshot and stab wounds.

Kieron Donaldson, of Aston Lane, Birmingham, entered his plea at the city’s Crown Court on Friday and will now stand trial in October alongside four other defendants accused of killing Keon Lincoln.

Four youths aged between 14 and 17 entered not guilty pleas last March to murdering 15-year-old Keon, who died in hospital after being set upon by a group of youths on Linwood Road, Handsworth, on January 21.

Teenage boy killed in Handsworth
Keon Lincoln, who died in January after being stabbed and shot (Family handout/West Midlands Police)

It is expected that their trial may last for up to eight weeks.

Remanding all five defendants into custody, Judge Francis Laird QC told them: “This case will now stand adjourned. Your trial will take place on the 5th of October.”

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