Two men guilty of murdering former footballer, Cody Fisher - The Redditch Standard

Two men guilty of murdering former footballer, Cody Fisher

Redditch Editorial 26th Mar, 2024   0

TWO men have been found guilty of the murder of Cody Fisher, who was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a nightclub in Birmingham.

Cody, 23, who lived in Studley and was a sports coach at Woodrow First School, was attacked by a masked group at the Crane club in Digbeth on Boxing Day, 2022.

Remy Gordon, 23, of Cofton Park Drive, Rednal and Kami Carpenter, 22, of Owens Croft, Kings Norton were convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, March 25.

A third defendant, Reegan Anderson, of Brookvale Park Road, Erdington was cleared of murder, but found guilty of affray. They will all be sentenced at a later date.

The court heard how Cody had accidentally bumped into Gordon at Popworld in Solihull, with the pair exchanging a few words prior to the attack.

Screenshots of messages shared by Gordon in a group chat with several friends, including Carpenter and Anderson, show the killer appealing for help to identify Mr Fisher and threatening to “shank him up”.

The defendants later confronted Mr Fisher in Crane nightclub and subjected him to a violent attack, stabbing him at least twice, including in the heart.

Further communication showed that Gordon and Carpenter discussed smuggling a knife into Crane nightclub and wearing masks to conceal their identities.

Gordon was even captured on CCTV adjusting his mask as he exited the venue after the attack.

Today (Monday, March 25) Cody’s mother Tracey described her son as her ‘youngest boy, best friend and her angel’, and said she and her family started ‘our life sentences’ on Boxing Day 2022 – ‘the saddest, most heart-breaking day of our lives.’

She said: “Cody’s father, brother and the rest of his living family who miss him dearly are suffering.

“Cody truly never had a bad bone in his body. He loved teaching young children.

“He loved, cared for and respected his family. He had more living to do and so much more love and kindness to give to the world.

“Cody Fisher was brave, fearless and the most genuine soul I knew, I had the pleasure and honour to call him my son, may you rest in peace my beautiful boy.”

Det Insp Michelle Thurgood, who led the investigation, said:

“The absolute tragedy of this case is just how trivial the motive was.

“Cody’s life has been cut tragically short, and it’s had a catastrophic impact on his family and friends.”

David Parsons of the CPS said:

“Cody Fisher was an innocent party who was just trying to enjoy a night out with his girlfriend and friends when he was senselessly killed.

“The defendants showed a complete disregard for his life and their actions have robbed Cody Fisher of his future and caused immeasurable pain to his family.

“The jury’s verdict reflects the gravity of their actions. Our thoughts are with Cody Fisher’s loved ones.”


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