‘Not a bad bone in his body’: Heartbroken mum of Cody Fisher speaks out as murder verdicts reached

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The heartbroken mum of semi professional footballer Cody Fisher speaks of her grief as two men are found guilty of her son’s murder at a nightclub in Digbeth Birmingham

The loving mum of Cody Fisher has spoken of her grief at losing her youngest son who was fatally stabbed on a dance floor at a nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham..

Cody was murdered aged 23 on Boxing Day in 2022 while on a night out at The Crane with his girlfriend and friends.

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Today (Monday, March 25) the jury at Birmingham Crown Court returned guilty verdicts for Remy Gordon, aged 23, of Rednal and Kami Carpenter, aged 22, of Kings Norton. A third defendant, Reegan Anderson, 19, was found not guilty of murder but guilty of affray. The three defendants will be sentenced at a later date.

Following the verdicts Cody’s mum Tracey said: “I will not get to see him go on to do more amazing things, like inspire many more children and adults as he used to do, have holidays with him and go to his footie matches every week to see him kick a ball like he’d done from the day he could walk.

“Sadly, I will never see my son live on through his children and as such never enjoy any grandchildren from him. 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.”

Cody Fisher and his mum TraceyCody Fisher and his mum Tracey
Cody Fisher and his mum Tracey | West Midlands Police

The CPS explain how the case against Remy Gordon and Kami Carpenter was proven

The court heard that the defendants targeted Mr Fisher following a minor altercation two days prior at the Popworld in Solihull. Snapchat messages showed that after the altercation, Gordon forwarded a picture of Mr Fisher to several friends including Carpenter and Anderson asking for help in identifying him and threatening to stab him. 

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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.

Witnesses described Carpenter and Gordon approaching Mr Fisher on the dancefloor and immediately being aggressive towards him and attacking him. Although CCTV coverage of the dancefloor was limited, their actions were captured on mobile phones by witnesses which they did not anticipate.

Kami Carpenter’s DNA was found on a black fabric knife sheath that was recovered on Adderley Street, Digbeth by police. Scientific testing matched the sheath to the knife that killed Cody Fisher.

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.

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“These two men lied and denied their involvement in Mr Fisher’s murder but we were able to present clear and compelling evidence including that from DNA, messaging on social media, witness testimony and CCTV footage which proved the murder was premeditated and that all three defendants were responsible for Mr Fisher’s death. The jury’s verdict reflects the gravity of their actions. Our thoughts are with Cody Fisher’s loved ones.”