THREE men today denied murdering Hassan Kul Hawadleh at a Harrow Weald petrol station in February.
Andrew Spence, Onochie Madekwe and Michael Boyde appeared via video link at the Old Bailey to enter their pleas under the gaze of three members of the victim's family.
Mr Hawadleh, a 19-year-old from Colindale, north London, died of a single stab wound to the heart at High Weald Service Station in High Road on February 19.
One of eight siblings and the youngest boy, he was studying construction at the University of East London, having been a student at Alperton Community School and then Harrow College.
Spence, 21, of Freeland Court, Freeland Road, Ealing, along with Madekwe, 33, of no fixed address, and Boyde, 37, of Ambleside Road, Harlesden, all denied murdering Kull Mohammed Hawadleh - Mr Hawadleh's proper name - the attempted murder of Abdiwahab Guiled as well as the alternative charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and, fourthly, violent disorder.
The trial, which is expected to last between four and six weeks, is scheduled to begin on September 28.
Spence, who was represented by Alex Rose, remains in custody at Wormwood Scrubs prison, Madekwe, who represents himself, remains in custody at Belmarsh prison, and Boyde, who was represented by William Evans, remains in custody at Wandsworth prison.
Judge Stephen Kramer adjourned the plea and case management hearing until July 13, when the fourth co-defendant, Abdul Kahn, 18, of no fixed address, who was represented by Sailesh Mehta and remains in custody at Feltham Young Offender Institution, will enter his pleas to all four charges.