A teenage boy has denied murdering a dad found unconscious in a flat in Wigan. Paul Marsh, 49, died following an incident at a property in Atherton last year.
Police were called to Samuel Street at around 6pm on Friday, November 17. Mr Marsh was pronounced dead shortly after.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder. The boy appeared in court on Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Marsh.
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He is due to go on trial at Manchester Crown Court in March. The boy was remanded into youth detention by Judge Nicholas Dean KC, the Honorary Recorder of Manchester. A further pre-trial hearing was scheduled to take place next month.
Following Mr Marsh’s death, his family paid tribute to him. They said: “Paul was our son, brother, partner and father and he was loved unconditionally.
“Paul will be remembered for many things not least, his laughter, loyalty, and sense of fun. Paul will not be forgotten, and our world is a sadder place without him in it.”