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Man accused of murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel appears in court

1 year ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Man accused of murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel appears in court
Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire Court artist sketch of Thomas Cashman Picture date: Friday February 17, 2023.

Olivia, nine, was killed by a gunman who chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home.

A man accused of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel has appeared in court.

Olivia was shot by a gunman who chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22 last year.

Thomas Cashman, 34, is charged with the murder of Olivia, the attempted murder of Nee and the wounding with intent of Olivia’s mother Cheryl Korbel, who was injured in the shooting, which happened just after 10pm.

Cashman, of Grenadier Drive, West Derby, Liverpool, is also accused of two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video link from HMP Manchester on Friday for a pre-trial review.

Cashman, wearing a light grey polo-shirt, could be seen taking notes during the hearing, which dealt with administrative matters and lasted about an hour-and-a-half.

Olivia’s parents and other family members were in court, along with six members of the press.

Cashman, who denies all the offences, spoke to confirm his name and that he could hear clearly over the link.

Judge Mrs Justice Yip remanded him in custody ahead of his trial, which will take place at Manchester Crown Court on March 6.

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