Newcastle man died on third anniversary of his dad’s death in alleged Leam Lane murder


A son died on the third anniversary of his dad’s death after allegedly being stabbed by his good friend.

Daryl Fowler was struggling to deal with the marking of his dad’s death when he clashed with Lee Wall, a courtroom heard.

Prosecutors allege Wall and his companion, Emma Brown, argued with Mr Fowler and his fiance, Coreena Jamieson, at Brown’s house in Leam Lane, Gateshead.

Newcastle Crown Court heard it’s claimed the row ended with Wall, who denies murder, stabbing Mr Fowler twice in the abdomen.

Simon Kealey QC, prosecuting, advised jurors: “The Crown’s case is that in the night of Friday eleventh September 2020 an argument broke out between each males and their companions on the house of Emma Brown, the defendant’s companion.

“The argument turned violent between all 4 adults.

“At one level in the disturbance the defendant stabbed him twice to the abdomen, fatally injuring him.”

He added: “In the aftermath of the assault the defendant and Emma Brown, his companion, additionally tried to mislead the police by offering false info as to the id of these concerned in the assault claiming it had been dedicated by two unknown males who had fled the scene.

“They each went on to try to cover the knife used to stab Mr Fowler by placing it down a drain.

“Both the defendant and Emma Brown have pleaded responsible to the offence of doing acts tending and meant to pervert the course of justice.”

The courtroom heard September 12 was a “notably poignant day” for Mr Fowler, 28, from Newcastle, because it was the anniversary of his father’s death.

Daryl Fowler who died in hospital

Mr Kealey stated: “Every yr in the lead as much as this date, Mr Fowler would, in (grandmother) Jennifer Miller’s phrases, ‘go off the rails’. He would devour quite a bit of drink and take medicine.”

On Friday September 11, Mr Fowler consumed alcohol and tablets and was emotional and depressed in regards to the third anniversary of his father’s death.

That afternoon, he was in the corporate of Wall and their girlfriends and Mr Fowler was described as “very emotional”.

Mr Fowler and Miss Jamieson ended up at Brown’s house on Chevington, Leam Lane, along with her and Wall.

Mr Kealey stated: “It was while they had been there that an argument started someday earlier than 8pm.

“It started, based on Miss Jamieson, between Brown and Miss Jamieson over the sale by Miss Jamieson to Brown of an iPhone.

“The argument started as a verbal dispute between the 2 girls but it surely developed to incorporate Mr Fowler and the defendant.

“It additionally developed right into a bodily dispute with Brown pushing Miss Jamieson out of the entrance door and in addition biting her on the cheek.

“Mr Fowler additionally turned concerned bodily, kicking or punching Brown, knocking her to floor. This occurred on a lined communal balcony exterior Brown’s flat.”

The courtroom heard the noise of the argument was seen by a neighbour, who was in her backyard on the time.

Mr Kealey stated: “She solely knew the id of Emma Brown however she describes a male customer who will need to have been Mr Fowler turning into violent to Brown.

“The impact of this was to convey the defendant onto the balcony to confront Mr Fowler. He grabbed maintain of Mr Fowler and after additional shouting a combat broke out between the 2 males.”

Prosecutors say a witness noticed Wall swing and punch Mr Fowler and seen each girls had been preventing.

Mr Kealey stated: “Miss Jamieson seen that because the preventing between the 2 males went on the defendant had a knife in his proper hand.

“Her recollection was that he had obtained that knife by reaching via an open window from the balcony.

“She described the knife as having about an eight inch blade with a black deal with and when she first noticed it the defendant was holding it pointing to the ground.”

“Before she was capable of go away, Miss Jamieson was kicked by Lee Wall with full power to the highest of her proper thigh.

“He stated he by no means needed to see her ever once more and advised her that he did not know the place Mr Fowler was.

“Mr Fowler was laid out in the center of the highway very severely injured.

“Miss Jamieson rang for emergency help at nearly precisely 8pm.”

Extensive remedy was undertaken on the scene by emergency providers together with the arrival of the air ambulance with an onboard guide. After about 40 minutes of emergency remedy on the scene Mr Fowler was taken by ambulance to the RVI in Newcastle.

Treatment continued in an effort to avoid wasting his life till the early hours of September 12. At 2.40am additional makes an attempt had been deemed futile and he was pronounced deceased.

Mr Kealey stated the doubtless points for the jury are whether or not Wall acted in self defence and if not, whether or not he meant to trigger not less than actually severe hurt.

Wall was arrested on the scene and offered an account by way of a ready assertion.

He stated he was with Brown when Mr Fowler and his girlfriend got here to the tackle and he claimed Mr Fowler approached him aggressively and punched him on the left cheek space then ran at him, grabbed him and put him in a headlock.

Mr Kealey stated: “He said that he then struck Mr Fowler with the knife twice, not having a possibility to cease and suppose. He let go and ran out of the flat. He stated all his actions had been in self defence.

“He described how Mr Fowler had been drunk and abusive all through the day.”

Mr Kealey stated: “Mr Fowler, he stated, was shouting at Emma Brown and accusing her of stealing some tablets.

“Brown had tried to push him out of the flat and he had punched her to the ground. He noticed that Mr Fowler was holding a knife and Brown grabbed his arm holding the knife and screamed for him to assist. He stated he took the knife from Mr Fowler throughout a wrestle.”

Wall, 43, of no fastened tackle, denies murder.

The trial continues.


John Smith
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