A 15-YEAR-OLD set up the murder of a young Bulwell dad in revenge for being humiliated in front of a group of teenage girls, a jury was told.
The boy recruited an older man and, after pointing out his humiliater, stood watching from a distance as father-of-one Danny Parekh met his death, a Lincoln Crown court was told.
Mr Parekh (21) was stabbed 16 times to the legs and buttock area with one of the blows cutting an artery causing him to bleed to death.
It is alleged as he lay dying on the ground in a children’s play park in Old Basford, Nottingham, the 15-year-old was seen laughing before leaving the scene.
John Pini QC, prosecuting, told a jury that the 15-year-old was just as guilty of murder as 20-year-old Joshua Davey, who was living in Deptford Crescent at the time, who wielded the knife.
Davey, and the 15-year-old boy, deny murder on 7th July last year.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be identified because of a court order, also denies encouraging or assisting to carry out an assault on Danny Parekh and a further charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a woman.
Mr Pini said: “The young man who wielded the knife in the play area and stabbed Danny Parekh was Joshua Davey, but this was in every sense a joint attack by these two.
“The 15-year-old had a score to settle that night with Danny Parekh. A short time earlier he had been hit to the head with a metal pole by Danny Parekh.
“Danny Parekh had done that in front of a group of the 15-year-old’s friends, including some females.
“It was not a serious assault. It did not cause much by way of physical injury, but his pride was very badly hurt.
“He was humiliated in front of the girls. The boy left the scene and went and fetched Joshua Davey. He told Davey he had just been hit by Danny Parekh.
“The two of them set out together to locate Danny Parekh to exact revenge upon him.
“Davey was armed with a knife and the boy knew he was armed. The boy knew where Danny Parekh was to be found.
“The boy’s role was to steer Joshua Davey to Danny Parekh and point him out on the play area.”
When they found Mr Parekh on the Oakleigh Street play area in Old Basford, Davey walked up to him and stabbed him.
Mr Pini: said “Danny Parekh was stabbed not once, not twice, but 16 times to the legs and buttock area. One stab severed the femoral artery. The blood loss from that was such that Danny Parekh realised that his life was ebbing away.
“His last words as he lay on the ground in the play area were, prophetically, ‘I’m dying’.
“The boy watched from a nearby alleyway. He was watching the whole thing.
“After the stabbing the boy was seen to stand looking at Danny Parekh on the ground. He was smirking or laughing. He had got his revenge and the pair ran off together.”
The trial continues.