Co-accused ‘admitted’ stabbing Steede
One of five teenagers accused of killing Bermudian Lyrico Steede has said one of his co-accused admitted the fatal stabbing in a Nottingham park.
Remmell Miller-Campbell, 18, told Nottingham Crown Court he did not know the group had gone to the park with the intention of stabbing Mr Steede.
Mr Miller-Campbell said he had gone to the park with other defendants because he believed they were going to buy drugs.
He added: “I was shocked. I went there to get weed but this happened.”
Prosecutors have alleged Mr Steede, 17, was lured to the park in the Nottingham suburb of Bulwell on February 13 by a 16-year-old girl, who is jointly accused of the killing and who cannot be named for legal reasons.
He was attacked by a group of four men, chased and stabbed.
Mr Steede died in hospital five days later.
Mr Miller-Campbell told the court last week that on the night of the stabbing he was with three of his co-accused — Kasharn Campbell, 19, Christian Jameson, 18, and a 17-year-old who also cannot be named for legal reasons.
He said the group caught a taxi to the Bulwell park to meet a drug dealer.
Mr Miller-Campbell added that he “saw running” after they arrived and began to run himself because he did not want to be left alone in an area he did not know.
He said he saw a “black figure” next to a wall who he later said was Mr Steede, and the figure had blood on his face.
He said the group then fled.
Mr Miller-Campbell said they went to a nearby house, where Mr Campbell and Mr Jameson got into an argument and pushed each other.
He told the court: “Christian was saying ‘why did you do that?' Kasharn pushed him away.
“I asked Kasharn what happened again. He said ‘yeah, I stabbed him.'”
Mr Miller-Campbell said he saw Mr Campbell take a “Rambo-style” knife from his waistband, and noticed that he had blood on his clothes.
He said Mr Campbell remained at the home after he and the other two teenagers left.
Mr Miller-Campbell, Mr Campbell, Mr Jameson, the 17-year-old boy and the 16-year-old girl have all denied charges of murder.
The trial continues.
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