Zephaniah McLeod, 27, of Nately Grove, Selly Oak, has appeared via video link at Birmingham Magistrates' Court. He is charged with murder and seven counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of Sunday last.
Jacob Billington, 23 years old, was killed and seven others injured, two critically,
Mr McLeod was remanded in custody and is due at crown court on Thursday. He spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.