Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

October 17, 2018

A phone left in a taxi on the night that 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was fatally attacked in England has been linked one of the teenagers accused of his murder.

This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “A lost phone was linked to a teenage murder suspect with odds of 1,000 million to one, a jury heard.

“DNA evidence was found on the blue Nokia handset left in a taxi used by three young men on the night Lyrico Steede was stabbed.

“Cabbie Thomas Yeboah told the court that he picked up the trio from Bulwell just before 8pm on February 13, the night of the stabbing.

“They asked to go to Sneinton but ran from the taxi when it arrived and did not pay the fare. He found the phone in the back seat and kept it for 10 days until police contacted his employers.

“During the journey, Mr Yeboah said all three appeared to be using phones. It was later checked for fingerprints. One on the battery was linked to a 17-year-old who is accused of the murder of Lyrico.

“The phone was then handed to forensic scientist Christopher Lloyd. He found a small skin fragment and deposits at a level when they are not visible. These identified the teenager – who is too young to be named in public – as someone who had held the mobile phone.”

Two 17-year-olds males and a 16-year-old girl are accused of the murder with 19-year-old Kasharn Campbell and 18-year-old Remmell Campbell-Miller. The trial continues in the Nottingham Crown Court in the UK.

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