Court: Teen Denies Playing Any Part In Attack

December 6, 2018

A teenage male denied playing any part in the fatal attack on 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post.

The story said, “A 17-year-old boy among a group of young people on trial for the murder of Lyrico Steede has denied playing any part in the attack.

“The teenager – who is too young to be named – gave evidence in the witness box at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday, December 5.

“The trial has heard Lyrico, 17, was stabbed several times after being chased out of a Bulwell park on February 13. He died five days later in hospital.

“Prosecutors allege four males in the dock were involved in a plan to stab Lyrico. Taxis took them to the area and back. On the return journey, the 17-year-old accused allegedly left his blue Nokia phone on the back seat of the taxi.

“Vanessa Marshall, representing co-accused Christian Jameson, asked the 17-year-old: “You were there that night using your phone but, unfortunately for you, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time?” He told her: “No.”

“The boy had left his phone behind in a caravan and “I must have forgot it at the end of January,” he told her. She asked: “And you have no idea who was using your phone on the 13th of February?” He said: “No.”

“Mr Stockwell then asked: “Did you play any part in the attack on Lyrico Steede?” The boy told him: “No.”

“John Butterfield QC, representing the only girl in the dock, a 16-year-old who allegedly lured Lyrico to the park before he was chased and stabbed, also asked questions.

“Mr Butterfield said the 16-year-old girl had been in the park when four males appeared. ”You were one of those males,” he asked the boy, who was wearing a suit in the dock. He replied: “No.”

Five teenagers deny the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, and the trial continues in the Nottingham Crown Court in the UK.

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