Rickel Adams was convicted of murder in 2012 after a shoot out at the coach house pub after the Bristol Carnival.
Rickel and another man were convicted of murder even though the prosecution and the Judge accepted that neither of them were responsible for firing the fatal shot that killed Rico Gordon.
The young man killed (Rico Gordon) is a family friend of Rickel. Rickel was also shot in the shoot out. The prosecution argued that Rickel's group (including Rico) and the other convicted person's group entered into an agreement to have a shoot out after an argument. The shoot out resulted in Rico's death.