TWO men charged with the murder of Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher will stand trial in July.
The 23-year-old, from Studley, was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of The Crane nightclub in Digbeth on Boxing Day.
Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, both from Birmingham, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today (Wednesday).
They were remanded in custody until March 17 when they will enter a plea.
A four-week trial has provisionally been set for July 3.
Carpenter, of no fixed address, and Gordon, of Cofton Park Drive, Birmingham, have been charged with murder and affray following Mr Fisher’s death at the Digbeth nightclub.
They appeared in court on Monday (January 2) for a hearing in front of two magistrates.
The pair did not enter a plea to the murder charge but both pleaded not guilty to the affray charge.
A post-mortem examination confirmed school sports coach Mr Fisher died of a stab wound.
The Digbeth nightclub had its licence suspended following Mr Fisher’s death.
Stratford Town’s Southern League match with Bromsgrove Sporting, for who Cody also previously played, was postponed on Monday (January 2) following a request from the Stratford club to the league – as a mark of respect for Cody’s family and friends and in recognition of the “significant emotions” within the club itself.
Stratford Town FC also posted a tribute on its website which read: “Our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Cody Fisher.
“Our thoughts are with the you at this very difficult time.
“Cody made 54 appearance for The Bards and having started with the club in 2018.”
Keen footballer Mr Fisher also played left-back for a number of other non league sides in the midlands. Injury had prevented him turning out for Stratford this season.