Killing on the cards

A tarot read­ing and a shock­ing con­fes­sion…

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When a cus­tomer came into Jayne Braiden’s shop on the Brighton seafront for a tarot read­ing in May 2015, she recog­nised him – she’d done read­ings for him sev­eral times be­fore.

This time, how­ever, when 49-year-old Star Ran­del-Han­son picked the Devil card, he broke down in tears.

‘He said, “I killed him”,’ says Jayne in this week’s fi­nal episode of Mur­der­town. ‘He knew there was no go­ing back.’

A vi­o­lent row

Jayne calmly kept Ran­del-Han­son talk­ing and bravely told him she’d have to call the po­lice. At first, how­ever, they thought Jayne’s bizarre call was a hoax.

But when of­fi­cers vis­ited the flat Ran­del-Han­son shared with his friend Der­ick Mar­ney, 70, they found Der­ick’s blood­ied body on the kitchen floor.

The two had met at a spir­i­tu­al­ist church, but their friend­ship had turned sour.

Ran­del-Han­son had stabbed Der­ick mul­ti­ple times dur­ing an ar­gu­ment.

Bizarrely, he hadn’t tried to dis­pose of the body or call the po­lice. For 10 days, he’d gone about life in the flat as nor­mal, with Der­ick dead in the kitchen.

In May 2016, Ran­del-Han­son was found guilty of mur­der and sen­tenced to life with a min­i­mum term of 15 years.

‘He could have saved Der­ick, but he didn’t,’ says Jayne. ‘He also had the op­por­tu­nity to stop, but he ac­tu­ally chose a big­ger knife to do more dam­age.’

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Brave… Jayne Braiden at hertarot shop

Guilty… con­fesse

Vic­tim… Der­ick Mar­ney

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