Two men charged with the murder of footballer Cody Fisher - The Leamington Observer

Two men charged with the murder of footballer Cody Fisher

Leamington Editorial 25th Mar, 2024 Updated: 25th Mar, 2024   0

TWO men have been found guilty of murdering Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher.

The Studley resident was stabbed on the dance floor at Crane nightclub in Digbeth, just before midnight on December 26 2022.

Remy Gordon, 23, and Kami Carpenter, 22, were convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

A third defendant Reegan Anderson, 19, was found not guilty of murder.

The trial heard Mr Fisher made “unavoidable” contact with Gordon in a trivial incident at Popworld, a busy bar in Solihull on Christmas Eve, which led to him trying to track him down.

Prosecutor Michael Duck KC told jurors there was “no doubt” Gordon was looking for trouble and wanted Mr Fisher to apologise and “seek his forgiveness”.

But he was not going to apologise because he had done nothing wrong, he said.

Mr Fisher, a sports coach at St Gregory’s School in Stratford who played for Stratford Town and Bromsgrove Sporting, had gone to the Digbeth nightclub with his girlfriend, best friend Dan Vann and others to see a DJ they liked.

Shortly after 11.30pm, up to ten men approached Mr Fisher and Mr Vann.

Mr Vann told the court the “large crowd” with masks “up to their noses” asked Mr Fisher to go outside before one headbutted him, knocking “his head backwards” before punches were then thrown.

He then fell to the floor after being stabbed in the chest and leg. CPR was administered by security staff, but the blade had penetrated the main valve to his heart, a post-mortem examination later showed.

The weapon – a zombie knife – was left in his chest and the killers left the club.

The case was brought as a joint enterprise prosecution where more than one person can be prosecuted for a murder if they were involved and had foreseen that Mr Fisher might be killed or seriously hurt.

But in court Gordon blamed Carpenter for the stabbing and Carpenter blamed him. Anderson said he had no idea anyone had a knife.

Gordon and Anderson were also convicted of affray in relation to an attack after the stabbing of Mr Vann.

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