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Two teenagers have been convicted of the murder of Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old Bermudian student who was fatally stabbed in Nottingham on February 13.

A jury at Nottingham Crown Court has found three other teens guilty of manslaughter.

Kasharn Campbell, 19, and Christian Jameson, 18, were both convicted of murder.

Manslaughter verdicts were returned for a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, as well as Remmell Campbell-Miller, 18.

Mr Steede, who lived with family in Nottingham, was attacked in a park in Stock Well in the Bullwell area after being chased through the street.

Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams described the killing as the culmination of a longstanding feud.

Jameson and Campbell-Miller were said to have been pursued in an earlier incident by “a group of Mr Steede's friends”.

Police “believe it was a question of respect”, she said, describing Campbell as the ringleader in the attack.

She added: “There are no winners here in this case.”

Earlier the court heard that the girl, who had exchanged messages with Mr Steede on social media, had “lured” the teen to the “orchestrated and planned” attack.

The four boys travelled to the scene by taxi and stabbed Mr Steede after a pursuit that was caught on CCTV.

He managed to reach a residence, where police found him seriously injured with wounds to his face, arm, leg and back.

Mr Steede died in hospital five days later.

All five have been remanded, to be sentenced on January 25.

The case made headlines in Britain and devastated Mr Steede's family in Bermuda and the UK.

Nottingham, an East Midlands city about 130 miles north of London, has become host to a small community of Bermudians abroad.

Known as Rico, Mr Steede was the only son to his father Jermaine and mother Keishaye.

Family described him as “an extremely quiet, but happy and humble child”.

Ms Steede's victim impact statement was read in court by Peter Joyce QC, the prosecutor.

It read: “I continuously ask, who gives anyone the right to take my boy from me?

“My son's murder was senseless and cruel. Some days I don't even want to move — but I have my girls to look after.”

Ms Steede called for knife crime to be addressed, adding: “Indescribable pain is what I'll feel for the rest of my life living in this cruel world.

“No one can begin to imagine the nightmare that has become a reality for me and my family.”

Kasharn Campbell, left, with Christian Jameson and Remmell Miller-Campbell (Photograph supplied)
Nottingham murder victim: Bermudian Lyrico Steede, 17 (Photograph courtesy Nottinghamshire Police)

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Published December 22, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 22, 2018 at 11:52 am)

Five convicted in Steede murder case

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