After killing an Everton fan at 100 mph in an Audi, a speeding drug dealer blamed the victim.
After killing a teenage Everton fan while speeding at 100 mph in an Audi, a cocaine dealer blamed his victim.
Phillip Caine, often known as Phillie, was killed in a car accident on Queens Drive in Walton on January 25, 2019.
Everton fans later honored Mr Caine with a minute of applause during a home game at Goodison Park.
At the time of the crash, his killer, Jack Pearson, was awaiting trial for an earlier charge of dangerous driving, according to Liverpool Crown Court.
He lied to police after hitting Mr Caine’s Ford Fiesta in the “stolen” Audi S3 Quattro, stating he was only going 40mph and Mr Caine “pulled out” on him.
Pearson, 28, of West Derby’s East Prescot Road, admitted to causing Mr Caine’s death via hazardous driving today.
“There was no cause for you to drive fast,” said Judge Stuart Driver, QC, who sentenced him to six years in prison.
“You did it because you wanted to drive a new, rented, high-speed car for your personal pleasure, regardless of the danger you posed to others.”
At around 10 p.m., Mr Caine was making a right turn onto Queens Drive from Stanley Park Avenue North when he was hit on the offside by an Audi.
Pearson claimed he had “borrowed” the automobile that day, which had only 493 miles on it, and gone out to eat with two friends in Crosby.
“So it was a brand new car?” asked Judge Driver.
“Effectively,” said prosecutor Robert Dudley.
Mr Dudley stated that neither driver had consumed any alcohol or drugs, and that Pearson’s “grossly excessive speed” was to blame for the collision on the 40mph route.
The Fiesta had “barrel-rolled” and wound up on its passenger side against a wall, according to a 15-year-old girl.
According to Mr. Dudley, the Audi collided with a fence, then a light, which it “totally unrooted,” before coming to a halt on its wheels against another wall.
Because of the Audi’s speed and the Fiesta’s speed, the eye witness reported she heard the “very loud” Audi approaching. The summary comes to a close.