Court: Teen Denies Texts Referred To Wounds

November 21, 2018

Appearing in the Nottingham Crown Court in England, a 17-year-old male – one of five teenagers who deny taking part in the murder of Lyrico Steede – has denied texts on his phone referred to wounds inflicted on the 17-year-old Bermudian.

This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “A murder suspect denied that mobile phone words referred to stab wounds which led to the death of teenager Lyrico Steede.

”The claims were put to a 17-year-old as he stood in the witness box for the third day, as one of five teenagers who deny the murder.

”The Nottingham Crown Court jury was again shown footage taken by a police officer who tried to help Lyrico, often known as Rico, minutes after the attack on February 13.

”Police later seized the suspect’s mobile phone and prosecutor Peter Joyce QC said one entry went: “Lea man holey.”

He told the teenager: “It means you left him stabbed with holes in.” The boy replied: “It doesn’t mean Rico.”

Mr Joyce told him: “This happened to be on your phone two days after Rico died.” But the teenager said: “It was not made then.” He said the entry was written in December and had no links with the incident.

Mr Joyce said: “It was modified.” But the boy replied: “Nothing had been changed.” Mr Joyce then asked him to explain the meaning of the phrase “I can’t lack.” The teenager said: “Don’t carry knives.”

”But Mr Joyce said it meant that they did carry knives, then referred to another entry which said: “Ting him in the chest, belly and back.”

”He said that was where Lyrico had been wounded but the boy said: “Just coincidence.”

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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