Cody Fisher murder suspects appear in Birmingham court | UK News

Two suspects charged with the murder of footballer Cody Fisher on Boxing Day have appeared in court.

Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, were charged on Saturday with killing Fisher, who was stabbed on the dance floor of Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham.

The defendants spoke only to confirm their personal details and plead not guilty to a related charge of affray during a four-minute hearing in city crown court on Monday.

The case, heard by two magistrates, was one of several magistrates’ court cases transferred to nearby Crown Court because the magistrates’ court was closed.

Carpenter, of no fixed address, and Gordon, of Birmingham, were not asked to plead against the murder charge.

Both defendants were ordered to appear before a Crown Court judge on Wednesday. A new hearing has been set for January 30.

Fisher, who played for Stratford Town FC, was out partying with friends.

The nightclub had its license suspended for 28 days on Friday after police charges that there had been “serious mismanagement” at the site on the night of the incident.

Officers recovered a knife from the scene and an autopsy confirmed Fisher, 23, died from stab wounds.

His girlfriend, Jess Chatwin, paid tribute to him with a message on Twitter the day after his death.

She wrote: “You didn’t deserve any of this. I’m so sorry this happened to you, my baby, please come home. I love you forever Cody Fisher.

A statement released by police and attributed to Fisher’s family said, “My family and I ask for privacy and respect at this heartbreaking time.”

Non-Championship club Bromsgrove Sporting have also honored the memory of their former player.

In a tweet, the club said: “All of us at Bromsgrove Sporting Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Cody Fisher.

“Cody was a friend to many at the club and we send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Birmingham City and Hull City players observed a minute’s silence for Fisher ahead of their Sky Bet Championship clash at St Andrew’s on Friday.

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