The gunman accused of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel ‘garden-hopped’ as he fled the scene after the capturing, a court docket has heard.
Thomas Cashman, 34, is accused of finishing up the assault in Dovecot, Liverpool, which killed the schoolgirl.
The capturing additionally injured Olivia’s mom Cheryl Korbel, 46, and Joseph Nee, who is alleged to be the supposed goal.
On the third day of the trial at Manchester Crown Courtroom, the jury was advised Cashman made numerous journeys earlier in the day prior to this Finch Lane, the place Nee was watching soccer at a buddy’s home that night.
The court docket heard a person alleged to be Cashman walked alongside Finch Lane at about 9.20pm after which was not seen on cameras once more for greater than half an hour.
Police investigator Caleb Suggitt stated: ‘The person alleged to be Thomas Cashman stood somewhere within the area, not seen, for 36 minutes 56 seconds.’
CCTV confirmed Nee and buddy Paul Abraham leaving the home on Finch Lane simply earlier than 10pm.
Mr Suggitt stated: ‘The person alleged to be Thomas Cashman runs across Finch Lane onto Kingsheath Avenue after Joseph Nee and Paul Abraham.’
Two loud bangs may very well be heard on CCTV footage which confirmed Mr Abraham operating away from the gunman.
Nee may very well be seen on the ground in entrance of the shooter earlier than a 3rd bang was heard.
The jury has been advised Nee then ran in the direction of the Korbel household residence and was chased by his attacker, who fired by way of the entrance door, with the bullet hitting Ms Korbel within the hand and fatally wounding Olivia within the chest.
The court docket heard after the capturing, the gunman was subsequent seen on Finch Lane at 10.02pm when he ran between two homes by way of an entry.
Mr Suggitt stated: ‘That individual runs from Finch Lane onto Berryford Street after which we see that individual on Standedge Manner.
‘We don’t see that individual return from Standedge Manner, nor will we see them enter Berryford Street, subsequently we all know that individual has garden-hopped from Standedge Option to Princess Drive.’
Cashman denies being the gunman proven on CCTV, the court docket was advised.
The 34-year-old, of Grenadier Drive, Liverpool, denies the homicide of Olivia, the tried homicide of Joseph Nee, wounding with intent to do grievous bodily hurt to Olivia’s mom, and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to hazard life.
The trial, anticipated to final 4 weeks, will proceed on Thursday.
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