Hor­ror caught on cam­era

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By EMILY PENNINK news@sun­daysport.co.uk

A SADIS­TIC killer who was caught on cam­era tor­tur­ing a vul­ner­a­ble gay man in his own home has been jailed for at least 39 years.

Ja­son Mar­shall, 29, posed as an MI5 agent then stripped, gagged, cuffed and smoth­ered 58-year-old Peter Fa­soli with cling­film.

Mr Fa­soli begged for his life when Mar­shall threat­ened him with a knife be­fore killing him.

He stole his bank cards and PIN num­bers, and torched his flat to cover his tracks in Jan­uary 2013.

He then fled to Italy, where he killed again and at­tacked a third man be­fore be­ing caught.

Mr Fa­soli’s death was put down as an ac­ci­dent un­til his nephew stum­bled across har­row­ing we­b­cam footage of his last hours on his un­cle’s com­puter hard drive.

Fol­low­ing a trial at the Old Bai­ley, Mar­shall was found guilty of mur­der and ar­son.

Yes­ter­day Judge Ni­cholas Hilliard QC sen­tenced him to life with a min­i­mum of 39 years for the “sadis­tic” killing.

He said: “I am sure you were mo­ti­vated by a de­sire to cause Mr Fa­soli pain with­out his con­sent, which would be a sig­nif­i­cantly greater source of plea­sure or grat­i­fi­ca­tion to you.

“You tor­tured him for so long be­cause you en­joyed it so much.

“I’m sure that you can have felt no re­morse what­so­ever for what you have done. On the con­trary, you de­rived plea­sure from it.”


The de­fen­dant had met Mr Fa­soli on gay dat­ing web­site Badoo and ar­ranged to meet him at his bun­ga­low in Northolt, west Lon­don, on the pre­text of a bondage sex ses­sion but with the plan of rob­bing him.

He stole £780 in the days fol­low­ing Mr Fa­soli’s death and used his bank card to buy a flight to Italy, to con­tinue his vi­o­lent spree in Rome.

Com­puter re­pairer Mr Fa­soli’s mur­der went undis­cov­ered for nearly two years un­til his PSY­CHO: Sadis­tic killer Ja­son Mar­shall nephew Christo­pher Mur­ga­troyd found the footage while look­ing for fam­ily tree re­search on his fire-dam­aged hard drive.

Ju­rors were shown footage in which Myleene Klass’ Clas­sic FM ra­dio show can be heard playing in the background.

Mar­shall, from East Ham, east Lon­don, who is al­ready serv­ing 16 years for the at­tacks in Italy, claimed to be suf­fer­ing from am­ne­sia.

Mit­i­gat­ing, To­mas Quinn said his client had a “bizarre” history of im­per­son­at­ing po­lice of­fi­cers, ticket in­spec­tors and special con­sta­bles.

But he was not so­phis­ti­cated, de­lib­er­ate, long-term tar­geted or fo­cused in his crimes, he said.

Det Insp James Stevenson, of Scot­land Yard, said he was “very pleased for the fam­ily” of Mar­shall’s vic­tim.

He said: “Mar­shall is clearly a very sadis­tic in­di­vid­ual.

“He has a psy­cho­pathic per­son­al­ity dis­or­der but does not have a treat­able men­tal ill­ness.”

VIC­TIM: Peter Fa­soli and ( be­low, left) scene of his death

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