A MUM and son have been charged with murdering a teenager with a machete.
Nicola Leighton, 36, allegedly drove her son, Tyreese Ulysses, 19, and three other teens to the scene of the killing, a court heard.
Armed with machetes, the four teenagers allegedly stabbed 17-year-old Levi Ernest-Morrison to death.
The killing, in Hazel Grove, Sydenham, South East London, on April 10 is said to have been a "pre-planned" attack.
Leighton, of Sydenham, Ulysses, of nearby Catford, and three youths, aged 14, 15, and 17, have been charged with Levi's murder.
On Monday, Ulysses appeared at the Old Bailey for his first appearance at a Crown Court, and was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay told the court: "The prosecution case is they committed this murder together.
"The prosecution case is that this defendant's mother drove the defendant and three others to a location where the car screeched across the road.
"This defendant and three others got out, armed with machetes, where they stabbed a young man, Levi Morrison, aged 17, to death.
"This was a pre-planned knife attack."
Judge Angela Rafferty QC set a timetable for the case, with a plea and case management hearing for all the defendants on July 2.
Ulysses, who appeared in court by video-link from Thameside Prison, was remanded in custody.
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