Court: Teens Sentenced For Murder In UK

January 25, 2019

Five teenagers have been sentenced in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede in England, receiving sentences ranging from six to 20 years.

The BBC reported, “Five young people have been sentenced for their part in the killing of a 17-year-old boy amid a dispute fuelled by a YouTube drill music video. Two of the killers were found guilty of murder while three were found guilty of manslaughter.

“During their trial, Nottingham Crown Court heard Lyrico, known as Rico, was ambushed on 13 February last year after meeting up with a female defendant at the park on Hempshill Lane in Bulwell.

Kasharn Campbell, Christian Jameson and Remmell Miller-Campbell were sentenced today:

Kasharn Campbell, Christian Jameson and Remmell Miller-Campbell January 2019

According to the BBC:

  • “Kasharn Campbell, 20, of no fixed address, was found guilty of murder and given a life sentence with a minimum term of 21 years. The judge said he stabbed Lyrico and had done so many times that he must have intended to kill him.
  • “Christian Jameson, 18, from Kirkbride Court in Chilwell, was found guilty of murder and given a life sentence with a minimum term of 17 years. The judge said he was Campbell’s ‘right hand man’ and was with him when he stabbed Lyrico.
  • “Remmell Miller-Campbell, 18, formerly of Sneinton Boulevard in Sneinton, was found guilty of manslaughter and given nine years’ detention in a Young Offender Institution. The judge said he was ‘not a leading player’ and was not there at the moment Lyrico was stabbed.
  • “A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of manslaughter and given a sentence of seven and a half years’ detention. The judge said he was the last to join the plan and was not there when Lyrico was stabbed.
  • “A 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of manslaughter and detained for six years. The judge said she knew Lyrico would be seriously harmed but the jury could not be sure she intended him to be stabbed.

In her victim impact statement, Lyrico’s mother Keishaye Steede called for action on knife crime, saying, “I pray that this knife crime gets looked at on a larger scale as I would hate to see another mother lose her son.”

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