Notts Police use RF survey evidence in Lyrico Steede murder trial

Lyrico Steede

Five teenagers have been convicted for their part in the killing of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede in Nottingham in February 2018. Lyrico was lured to a local playground, before being chased and attacked by four boys. He died five days later from multiple stab wounds to his face, back, chest and leg.

Kasharn Campbell (19) and Christian Jameson (18) were both found guilty of murder. Remmell Miller-Campbell (18) was found guilty of manslaughter, along with a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl.

During the 11-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court, the jury viewed CCTV footage showing the movements of the offenders on the night of the attack. CSAS software was used primarily for parsing and analysing the data of the five defendents’ phones to assist Notts Police in survey planning and report compilation. The exported CSAS outputs were also used in court during cross examination by the five sets of defence counsel to answer questions and avoid delays.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams said: “This was not an attack in the heat of the moment. This was a cold and extremely calculated attack on a teenage boy with the clear intention of stabbing him multiple times. They carefully coordinated on exactly where and when they would attack him and made efforts to conceal their movements, including disposing of phones and getting taxis from unlinked addresses.”

The five defendants are due to be sentenced on 25 January 2019. For more details, visit Nottinghamshire Police’s website.

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