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MetiNews.Com - The 21-year-old died in hospital following what a witness described as a 'merciless execution', jurors have been told
Breaking News ! A young man from Manchester lured to Merseyside to buy a car was 'ruthlessly' gunned down following an alleged armed robbery, a murder trial has heard. Miguel Reynolds, 21, formerly of Whalley Range and Moss Side, was fatally shot in Netherton, prosecutors allege. He later died in hospital. A witness described it as a 'merciless execution', jurors have been told. Seven men have gone on trial at Liverpool Crown Court accused of murder; conspiracy to rob; conspiracy to possess firearms; and conspiracy to possess ammunition. All seven men deny all the charges. A trial was opened today (Thursday, January 14). A 'pre-robbery meeting' was held in defendant Dale Avery’s back garden in Netherton, the court heard. Liam Watson, Paul Blackhurst, James Harrison and Jake Mawhinney were there, jurors were told. Liverpool Crown Court (Image: Liverpool Echo) As Mr Reynolds and his friend parked up near a row of locked garages, they were met by three of the accused - Mr Watson, Kyle Sanders and Joseph McKeever. Mr Mawhinney, Mr Harrison and Mr Blackhurst were stood nearby as 'muscle', prosecutor Ian Unsworth QC told the court. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here As one of the men 'fumbled with a lock', Mr Watson 'pulled a handgun' and demanded money from Mr Reynolds, jurors heard. Mr Reynolds and his pal handed over £2,000 before being ordered to leave, the court was told. Mr Reynolds then pursued the alleged robbers, the court heard.
. Mr Reynolds chased Mr Watson onto Assissian Crescent, before he was 'shot in the neck' at 'close range', the court was told. Resident Joyce Lennon, who was out mopping her porch, witnessed what she described as a 'merciless execution', Mr Unsworth said. She described 'Liam Watson's arm held out, his gun aimed at Miguel Reynolds' and said 'he shot at him from very close range', the court heard. "The bullet entered his chest, perforated vital organs and passed through his abdomen and was later found within the abdominal wall," the prosecutor told the jury.
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Despite the best efforts of staff at Aintree hospital, Mr Reynolds was later pronounced dead. Following the incident, the six men met at a property belonging to a friend of Mr Sanders, the jury heard. From there, numerous calls and texts were made between the men and Emma Kirby - Mr Avery's then-partner, the court heard. The jury heard Ms Kirby messaged Mr Sanders, telling him: "Listen, Dale has just seen 5/6 x5 flying down by your garages keep your eye out mate." Liam Watson, 32, of Litherland Park, Litherland; Kyle Sanders, 22, of Charles Best Green, Netherton; Joseph McKeever, 29, of Howard Florey Avenue, Litherland; Paul Blackhurst, 27, of Cumpsty Road, Litherland; James Harrison, 23, of Kirkstone Road North, Litherland; Jake Mawhinney 21, of Royton Road, Waterloo; and Dale Avery, 26, of Marie Curie Avenue, Netherton all deny murder. They also deny conspiracy to rob; conspiracy to possess firearms; and conspiracy to possess ammunition. Ms Kirby, 23, of Marie Curie Avenue, denies assisting an offender. The trial continues. Proceeding
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