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Simon Martin death: Steven Grieveson admits killing

Simon Martin
Image caption Simon Martin was found dead in 1990

A man has admitted killing a Sunderland schoolboy more than two decades ago.

Steven Grieveson is accused of the murder of 14-year-old Simon Martin between 17 May and 27 May, 1990.

Appearing via videolink at Newcastle Crown Court, the 42-year-old denied his murder but admitted via his legal team that he was responsible for the death.

He was remanded in custody and a trial to determine whether he is guilty of murder or manslaughter will take place in June.

The teenager's semi-naked body was found in a derelict house in Roker in 1990.

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