Jury told defendant said “I think I have stabbed him” in Palgrave Road murder trial

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Kameron Campbell Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook
Kameron Campbell Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook

A man who had been fatally stabbed pushed his bike along a Bedford street before collapsing, a jury heard on Monday.

Kameron Campbell, 26, had pulled a knife on a woman in Palgrave Road when her former partner lunged at him with a hunting knife.

He left the garden of the property and fell to the ground in the street. Neighbours called for an ambulance and the police.

Mr Campbell was taken to the nearby Bedford Hospital and was pronounced dead just before 7pm, 20 to 30 minutes after he had been stabbed.

The woman’s ex-partner Frederico Saurini, 51, was to tell the police: “I wanted to frighten him. I was frightened myself.

“You can’t come in my house armed with a knife – threatening to kill [the] mother of my child.”

Mr Saurini of Palgrave Road, Bedford denies murder on the afternoon of Saturday 20 August last year. He is aided in court by an Italian interpreter.

Prosecutor Julian Evans KC told Luton crown court that Kameron Campbell had been involved in a row with the woman in the kitchen while Saurini watched TV in another room.

Kameron Campbell was said to have pulled a knife from his waistband and pointed it at her saying: “I am going to stab you. You f…… bitch.”

Mr Evans said Kameron Campbell went into the garden where they were fighting. He was standing over her holding a knife while she tried to kick him in the genitals and attempted to bite him.

Saurini is alleged to have pulled a hunting knife from a drawer, removed it from its sheath and thrust it towards Kameron Campbell, who left the garden. A neighbour saw him take his push bike, stagger and fall.

The defendant, who had blood on him, said: “I think I have stabbed him.”

Mr Evans said the police kicked open the gate and arrested Saurini and the woman. When the flat was searched officers found the knife, which had been cleaned. “The flat was in a poor condition and there was significant evidence of drug use,” he said.

In a police interview Saurini said he had taken one or two puffs of crack with his former partner that day. He said she regularly took heroin and crack.

He said when Kameron Campbell would not leave he pulled out a knife telling the woman: “I will kill you. I will kill you.” He said he just “pounced on him.”

A post-mortem examination found the victim died from a stab wound to the chest. It entered the front and emerged from the back. “The degree of force was towards the severe end of the scale,” said the prosecutor.

The case is proceeding.

 
 
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