A disabled man was brutally stabbed to death by the son of drum’n’bass music star Goldie as rival gangs clashed in Wolverhampton city centre a court heard.
Jamie Price, 22, who was also known as Goldie, was with one faction and there was anger because one of their members had been seriously injured by a man from the other group, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
Price, of Long Ley, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, stabbed Marlon Morris, who carried his left arm in a sling after a serious road accident, four times with one wound piercing his heart, prosecutor William Coker QC said.
He said Price, who has pleaded not guilty to murder, fled the area but, after his arrest a month later, he told police officers he knew there was tension between the two gangs and that he regarded Mr Morris as the “enemy” but stressed he played no part in the killing.
Mr Coker said the two men had been in Wolverhampton with friends and there was an incident in which a member of Price’s gang had been chased. Then just moments later, Price stabbed Mr Morris, claimed Mr Coker, who added: “It must have been very quick and it may be the stabbing looked just like punches to someone watching from a distance.”
Mr Morris suffered a massive loss of blood and was taken to hospital by members of his gang but before arriving at the emergency department they returned to the city centre to pick up some other friends.
While they were at the hospital, they were totally un-co-operative and refused to give police officers details about the injured man.
Mr Coker said Price fled to Leeds, Sheffield and London but, before moving out, he allegedly told a girlfriend he had “done something bad to somebody”.
The case continues.