Coward put blame on in­no­cent man

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY BARRY KEEVINS

COWARD Can­lin lied re­peat­edly to de­tec­tives as he tried to blame another home­less man for Ni­cola’s death.

In a des­per­ate at­tempt to avoid jus­tice, the killer demon­strated in taped po­lice in­ter­views how John Par­ish mur­dered Ni­cola, rais­ing his hand and bring­ing it down fast.

Can­lin also claimed that Ni­cola had left the flat after an ar­gu­ment to cool down, and she was alive when he last saw her.

John, who is orig­i­nally from South Africa, told the court he had moved in with Ni­cola to be her carer.

He said he, Ni­cola and Can­lin took drugs to­gether, but he moved out over what he de­scribed as her con­trol­ling be­hav­iour.

Neigh­bours com­plained to the coun­cil and po­lice sev­eral times about dis­tur­bances at the flat.

Po­lice ar­rested John on sus­pi­cion of the mur­der but quickly ruled him out as a sus­pect.

CHILL­ING Can­lin acts out his false story for po­lice

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