A teenager has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a Stoke-on-Trent football coach.
18-year-old Joseph Trevor from Trentham, has appeared via video link at Stafford Crown Court to deny killing Megan Newton.
The body of the 18-year-old was found at a flat in Fletcher Road in Stoke back in April, at around 3:20pm on Saturday afternoon (20 April).
Her family have described her as 'precious and loving' young woman, who loved working with children and playing football.
Trevor has been remanded in custody while expert reports are being finalised for evidence.
A two week trial is set to be heard in October.