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Attorney general to consider if sentences too lenient for Cody Fisher’s killers

THE attorney general is considering if the prison sentences given to the murderers of Cody Fisher were too lenient.

Remy Gordon, 23, and Kami Carpenter, 22, were jailed for life with a minimum of 26 and 25 years respectively for stabbing 23-year-old Stratford Town football player Cody Fisher to death on Boxing Day 2022.

On Saturday (20th April), the attorney general’s office said it has received a referral arguing their sentences were too lenient. A spokesperson for Victoria Prentis said she will weigh up whether to refer the case to the Court of Appeal.

Cody Fisher and his mum, Tracey.
Cody Fisher and his mum, Tracey.

The statutory time limit for the review to be completed is 3rd May, her spokesperson said.

Cody was attacked with a knife smuggled through security into the Crane nightclub in Digbeth in a pre-planned “act of retribution” for a minor incident two days earlier.

Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court were told Gordon, of Cofton Park Drive, Birmingham, orchestrated the “awful revenge” after Cody made brief “unavoidable” contact with his back while leaving a bar in Solihull on Christmas Eve.

Cody was not prepared to apologise, having done nothing wrong and been threatened with violence, the court heard, and left the club with his friend.

The court heard Gordon sent messages on Snapchat to friends around 45 minutes after the initial incident, appealing for help to identify a photograph of Cody and threatening to “shank him up”.

Mobile phone footage of the victim lying on the floor after he was stabbed in the chest and leg by Carpenter, of Owens Croft, Kings Norton, was shown to the court.

Cody, who was a PE coach at St Gregory’s School in Stratford, died at the scene.

Cody Fisher.
Cody Fisher.

His mother, Tracey Fisher, spoke out after the court case saying the sentencing will not act as a deterrent for other young people.

She said while it was a “blessing” Cody’s killers were no longer on the streets, she felt that sentences for carrying knives needed to be harsher.

When asked what message they had for a young person who wanted to carry a knife, she said: “They are weak, pathetic cowards, and they will ruin so many lives.”

She added: “For us as a family, Cody will still not come home and we will forever live in the shadow of his senseless murder. I know that our grief will go on and we will continue with our life sentence, missing our child each and every day.

“Our beautiful boy lost his life to knife crime, for no reason at all.”

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