Simon Martin death: Steven Grieveson admits killing
- 11 February 2013
- From the section Tyne & Wear
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.