Chilling violent rap lyrics referring to the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy written by the teenager charged with his murder have been read to jurors.

Words penned by 18-year-old Carlos Neto were heard at Newcastle Crown Court as he was cross-examined during his trial for the murder of Gordon Gault.

Gordon died last November six days after he was mortally wounded on the evening of November 9 in the Elswick area of Newcastle.

Neto, who denies murder, accepts he struck out with a machete, the type used by the British Army Gurkha regiment, at Mr Gault and another young man but claims he did so in self-defence.

The Northern Echo: Gordon Gault Gordon Gault (Image: Contributor)One of his lines read to the jury includes the words: “How many man have I put to shame? How many man got juiced by my Rambo?”

Prosecuting counsel Jonathan Sandiford KC, cross-examining Neto, suggested rap lyrics written months after Gordon died show he ‘revelled’ in his notoriety as a killer.

Neto replied: “No, it was just violent music, people enjoy violent music so I make it so that people enjoy my music.”

Mr Sandiford said the words were direct references to Gordon’s death, along with the line: “He got chinged but I heard he survived, couldn’t open his eyes and the ting got switched off.

“His guys don’t ride, they are just p****d off.”

Mr Sandiford asked if this was a reference to no-one seeking vengeance over Gordon’s death.

He replied: “Yes, but that is fictional.”

Referring to lyrics written and recorded in April and May this year, Mr Sandiford asked Neto if he was writing about keeping a score over how many people he had attacked.

His line reads: “It’s peak if I get blood thirsty, three chinged in the spot, no mercy, wicked points, my nickname’s Van Persie.”

Neto – who admitted his tracks were in reference to Gordon’s death – includes lyrics boasting about him carrying a 17inch machete, not just a flick knife.

He wrote: “Swang my shank like a samurai, white boy just bucked the black hand of death.”

He claimed the words were ‘fictional’ and ‘exaggerated’ but conceded: “Yes, it is a diss track”, meaning the aim was to be disrespectful.

Neto has said he lashed out with the blade as 14-year-old Gordon came towards him on the back of a bike brandishing a weapon - a baseball bat - but said he did not intend to seriously injure or kill him.

He is charged with five other teens - Lawson Natty, Benedict Mbala, Daniel Lacerda, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old – of murdering Gordon and stabbing another teenager, which they all deny.

Prosecutors say it was ‘revenge’ for a previous attack on Mbala outside Gateshead College that was shared on social media and was seen as ‘humiliating’.

Jurors were told Neto left school after hearing of the incident and it was suggested the purpose of going to Elswick that evening was to carry out an attack.

Mr Sandiford said: “The only reason that you would introduce that (the machete) to the body of another person would be to do them really serious harm?

Neto replied: “No, at the time it was the only thing I could protect myself with.”

The court has been told that Neto had previously been stabbed twice, including in the buttocks.

Mr Sandiford said: “That is what you went to Elswick to do on the 9th November, isn’t it, to restore your damaged reputation, as you saw it, so that people would think that you were hard and not weak.

“If you had been on your own that night, would you have gone to Elswick?

 “You only felt able to go to Elswick because you were part of a group of six?

Neto replied: “Yes, because at the time I felt vulnerable, I felt weak. I had previously been stabbed. I did not want my own friends to think I am weak and vulnerable.”

Jurors have been told Neto was in sixth form at the time studying A-levels in sports studies, business studies and IT with aspirations to go to university to do an acting course.

He said he was attracted to the rap lifestyle by the prospect of money and fame.

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Mr Neto was later re-examined by his own barrister, Jason Pitter KC, who asked how he felt about how he behaved the night Gordon was fatally wounded.

He replied: “I do feel remorseful because at the end of the day there was a family that lost a child and I did say that he was too young.

“My intention was never to kill anyone that night.”

Neto, of Manchester Road East, Manchester, Natty, 18, of Eastgarth, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, Mbala, 18, of Saint Johns Walk, Newcastle, Lacerda, 18, of Paddock Close, Durham, and the two youths, who cannot be identified, all deny murder and wounding with intent.

The trial continues.