Boy, 17, in court over Ozell Pemberton death in stab attack
A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was found stabbed in the street.
Ozell Pemberton was confirmed dead at the scene in Sutton Coldfield after the incident at about 3.30pm on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination said he died from a single stab wound to the chest.
Today a 17-year-old youth spoke only to confirm his address, date of birth and nationality during a four-minute hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
The defendant, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, was accompanied in court by two dock officers and was remanded into custody to appear at the city's crown court on Tuesday.
Ozell's parents said in a statement: "Our special boy, Ozell, was one of a kind. A loving, respectful, funny, bubbly and courageous boy who always saw the bright side of life.
"He had a strong head on him and was wise beyond his years. He was independent and wanted to make his own way in life."
On Saturday night, a 21-year-old from Erdington, Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A third man, a 17-year-old from Kingstanding, was arrested on Sunday.
Both remain in custody as the West Midlands Police investigation continues.
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