Coward put blame on innocent man
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