Teenage boy chased 16-year-old with a knife to ‘scare’ him, murder trial told

An adolescent who chased a 16-year-old boy whereas armed with a knife simply needed to ‘scare’ him., a courtroom heard. The 17-year-old defendant, who cannot be named for authorized causes, claimed he and others had adopted 16-year-old Rhamero West after seeing him drive at a drug supplier ‘as if he was going to run him over’.

Shortly after a excessive velocity chase involving three stolen BMWs, Mr West was stabbed to loss of life on Norton Avenue in Previous Trafford. “I weren’t happy about what I had just seen, I wanted to speak to him about it,” the defendant told jurors at Manchester Crown Courtroom.

Prosecutors allege that 19-year-old Ryan Cashin took a knife from the 17-year-old after which stabbed Mr West with it. Two different males, Giovanni Lawrence, 20, Xavaiour Wynter, 18, are additionally on trial. All 4 defendants deny murder.

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Jurors heard that the 17-year-old defendant and Mr Cashin had purchased hashish from a ‘good friend’ in Millennium Park, Moss Facet, after 5pm on September 9 final yr. After they each bought some medication and bought again in two stolen BMWs, the defendant stated he noticed Mr West behind the wheel of one other BMW, which was additionally stolen.

“I seen Rhamero’s car was driving towards the person I just purchased the cannabis from,” he stated. The defendant claimed Mr West was driving ‘as if he was going to run him over’.

The teenage defendant was seen ‘leaning’ of the passenger window of the automobile. Requested why, he told his barrister Nigel Energy QC: “To tell the people behind me what was happening.”

“Did the car you were in follow Rhamero’s car?,” the QC requested. “Yes. I weren’t happy about what I had just seen, I wanted to speak to him about it.”

Jurors heard that there was a ‘confrontation’ on the Princess Parkway at about 5.45pm. The defendant stated he bought out of the automobile, and noticed ‘giant knives’ and 5 males sporting ‘corona masks’ in Mr West’s BMW.

He stated he ‘kicked’ on the door to ‘scare’ them, earlier than being given a knife by one other man after which utilizing it to hit the window. The trial heard he bought again into the automobile and the 2 BMWs adopted Mr West.

“Was there any discussion about what would happen next?”, Mr Energy requested. “No, we just followed them,” he stated.

Jurors heard that the 2 BMWs pursued Mr West’s BMW by the streets. Mr West drove ‘erratically’ and ‘too quick’, earlier than hitting a automobile on Higher Chorlton Highway after which crashing into a tree.

Shortly after, Mr West and his mates bought out and ran. The defendant stated he additionally bought out of his automobile then chased Mr West to ‘scare’ him.

Shortly after, the opposite BMW drove previous and stopped, because the defendant slowed down. “I had finished, I just wanted to scare him and that what I had done,” he stated.

The knife was then taken off him unexpectedly by another person, the defendant stated. He could not see who took the knife from him, jurors heard.

Prosecutors allege Mr Cashin was accountable, however the defendant denied this and stated Mr Cashin had ran off earlier throughout the confrontation on the Princess Parkway. Mr West was stabbed at about 6pm. The defendant stated he did not witness the incident and solely heard later that there had been a stabbing in Previous Trafford.

He admitted that he thought it would contain Mr West, and stated he was ‘nervous’ about what would occur to the sufferer. The defendant revealed that he dumped his telephone in a grid later that night time, saying he was ‘nervous’ he would get into ‘bother’ and feared the system may ‘join’ him to the stabbing.

A couple of days later he spoke to police after his mom told him that officers needed to interview him. Requested why it took him days to converse with police, he stated: “Because I had to get my head around what happened.”

The defendant stated he was mates with the opposite three defendants. He wasn’t mates with Mr West, however knew him as he lived close to his grandmother and had his contact particulars on Snapchat and Instagram.

Ryan Cashin, of Nancy Avenue, Manchester; Giovanni Lawrence, of Colgrove Ave, Manchester; Xavaiour Wynter, of no mounted handle; and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for authorized causes, deny murder.


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