Marcus Ramsay trial: Dad-of-two ‘stabbed in the heart’ at Sheffield house party
The trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Sheffield dad of two Marcus Ramsey has been opened at Sheffield Crown Court today.
The 18-year-olds, who can’t be named for legal reasons, were arrested and charged after Mr Ramsay 35, was knifed when large scale disorder broke out in Horninglow Road, Firth Park, in the early hours of Saturday, August 8.
Four other men were injured in the incident but survived.
A jury was shown CCTV of the victim and defendants in the hours leading up to the violent events.
Opening, the prosecution said that in the late hours of Friday 7th August 2020, a party had taken place in the garden of a house in Firth Park, Sheffield.
“It was a pretty informal occasion that had started with some music in nearby Concord Park in Shire Green but due to the large numbers, the police told the organizer/DJ to leave the park.
“Instead of stopping, the DJ had continued the party at his home address on Horninglow Rd in Firth Park sometime around 10.30pm.
“The DJ had organized a similar party the week before. He had advertised both events on social media and consequently a lot of people turned up on this Friday night both in the park and then at his home.
“The Defendants (who are friends and were aged 17 at the time) were two of those who turned up at Horninglow Rd just after 11pm.
“By 12.30am (8th August 2020), one man at the party had been slashed down his chest and Marcus Ramsay had been stabbed to death with a single blow that went into his heart.”
The case continues.