Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Mom sobbed ‘she’s gone’ during fatal gunshot

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The trial begins its third day at Manchester Crown Court (Image: PA)

Olivia Pratt-Korbel’s mother sobbed, “She’s gone” after realizing her nine-year-old daughter had been shot.

The trial of Thomas Cashman, 34, accused of shooting dead Olivia last August and injuring her mother Cheryl Korbel, 46, and Joseph Nee, 36, has entered its third day.

Police interviews with family members and neighbors were played to a jury at Manchester Crown Court.

Olivia’s mum Cheryl told officers: “I was just screaming Liv please stay with me.”

She recounted how her daughter then passed out and Cheryl reached out to a family member to say, “She’s gone.”

The mother recalled how “blood spurted everywhere” when Olivia was shot and when the bullet went through her own wrist.

That’s when she realized that the nine-year-old had been standing behind her when she opened the door.

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Thomas Cashman is accused of shooting and shooting nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel (Image: PA)

Cheryl had turned and her daughter was sitting “silently” on the bottom step of the stairs.

“I bent over the baby because I couldn’t lift him up on my own because of the arm. I was trying to keep the blood from getting everywhere,” Cheryl said in her police interview.

At that moment, the court heard Olivia “gasp and I yelled at her to stay with me”.

A neighbor of Cheryl’s recalled hearing “the worst screams of my life” the moment the shooting happened.

Neighbor Adele Maher told the court she knew “something terrible had happened”.

She and her husband David Maher were lying in bed when they both heard the bang and saw one man chasing another and describing their clothing to the court.

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Olivia was shot dead last August (Image: PA)

The man being pursued “was in my sight for about a second,” Ms. Maher said. The shooter was in her line of sight for a similar time, but she says he wore “all black from head to toe.”

She said her bedroom overlooks the street, but she had her blinds drawn, making it difficult for her to see the details.

But she recalled hearing police “the worst screaming I’ve ever heard in my life.”

She continued, “I think it was women screaming hysterically and out of control.”

Adele said the family was too scared to go outside when police arrived at the scene.

David turned to his wife after the first bang and said, “That’s not right.”

“The screaming was terrible. People were upset,” he said.

Jurors also heard the intended target of the shooting, Nee, shout “please don’t” as his friend ran “for his life” from the shooter.

They were shown a police interview with Paul Abraham, who was with Nee when the gunman fired.

He said: “We both ran. You have to have Joey.

‘He fell down. I don’t even know when he was shot, he just fell.

“When he turned around, I just jumped over him and went through a gate.”

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It was believed Joseph Nee was the shooter’s intended target (Image: PA)

Mr. Abraham saw Nee running down the street and the attacker with two hands on what appeared to be a gun.

He said: “As I walked up the entrance he said (Nee) ‘please no’, I heard him shout ‘please no’.

Mr Abraham said he thought he then heard two more bangs as he jumped fences in back gardens to escape.

“I basically just ran for my life,” he said.

Mr. Abraham did not initially tell police during questioning whose house he and Nee had been in that evening.

He said, “It’s not my fault, I don’t want to get myself in trouble either.”

He then told the court how he and Nee were watching a football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at friend Timothy Naylor’s home.

In a joint statement, Mr Naylor confirmed: “I had no idea Joey was in any danger. If I thought Joey was threatened or his life was in danger, I would never have him anywhere near my house.”

Mr. Naylor also recalled hearing a bang and a male scream just after Nee and Mr. Abraham left the house.

Mr Naylor said: “I called Paul after I heard the bang.

“Paul was hysterical, sobbing on the phone and unable to get his words out.

“I knew something bad must have happened to him or to Joey.”

The jury was told that after the shot, Nee ran towards the Korbel family home and was being pursued by his assailant, who fired through the front door.

The bullet then hit Ms. Korbel in the hand and fatally injured Olivia in the chest.

Cashman, of Grenadier Drive, Liverpool, denies the murder of Olivia, the attempted murder of Joseph Nee, the wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to Olivia’s mother and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The process goes on.

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