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Earl’s murderous stepmum on TV


THIS will horrify the Earl of Shaftesbur­y: I hear that his stepmother, who was convicted of aiding and abetting his father’s murderer, is to appear in a documentar­y about the killing.

Former escort Jamila M’Barek, 61, was the third wife of his father, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbur­y, who was killed aged 66. She was found guilty of murder by a French court and of paying her brother Mohamed to kill him in 2004 in Cannes.

Still technicall­y able to use the title Dowager Countess of Shaftesbur­y, she was sentenced to 25 years in jail at the trial in 2007 but was released in 2016. Her brother is still in prison.

Now living in Switzerlan­d, she gives her interview in The Earl, His Lover, The Escort And Her Brother, to be aired on Channel Five next weekend.

She tells the programme: ‘I would like to explain to them everything. I would tell them, “Sorry for the pain that you had”. I feel sorry for his family because Anthony was a very, very nice person. He was really generous . . . Of course, I regret what happened, I loved Anthony and I had a good life with him. Of course, it broke my life, too.’

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‘Sorry’: Shaftesbur­y and M’Barek

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