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Killer caught torturing victim on CCTV sentenced to 39 years in prison

Killer caught torturing victim on CCTV sentenced to 39 years in prison

Sadistic killer caught on camera torturing a vulnerable homosexual in his own home was imprisoned for at least 39 years.

Jason Marshall, 29, posed as an MI5 agent, then stripped, gagged, handcuffed and suffocated Peter Fasoli, 58, with cling film.

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

He stole her bank cards and PIN numbers and set fire to her apartment to cover his tracks in January 2013.

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

Mr. Fasoli’s death was thought to be an accident until his nephew stumbled across harrowing footage of his final hours on the hard drive of his uncle’s computer.

Footage of murder victim Peter Fasoli's apartment was shown to the court (Picture: PA)Footage of murder victim Peter Fasoli's apartment was shown to the court (Picture: PA)

Footage of murder victim Peter Fasoli’s apartment was shown to the court (Picture: PA)

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

On Tuesday, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC sentenced him to life with a minimum of 39 years for the “sadistic” murder.

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

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

“I’m sure you felt no remorse for what you did.”

“On the contrary, you got pleasure from it.”

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

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He stole £780 in the days after Mr Fasoli’s death and used his bank card to buy a flight to Italy where he continued his violent spree in Rome.

The murder of computer repairman Mr. Fasoli remained unknown for nearly two years until his nephew Christopher Murgatroyd found the images while searching for a family tree on his fire-damaged hard drive.

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

Marshall, from East Ham, east London, who is already serving a 16-year sentence for the Italy attacks, said he suffered from amnesia.

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

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

Prosecutor Ed Brown QC told the court that Mr Fasoli’s sister Ann Murgatroyd had come to court but his son Christopher was still too upset.

Peter Fasoli was murdered at his home (Photo: PA)Peter Fasoli was murdered at his home (Photo: PA)

Peter Fasoli was murdered at his home (Photo: PA)

He said: “Mrs Murgatroyd is here. The discovery of the very distressing images for his son, and nephew of the deceased, clearly had a significant impact on both parties.

“Mrs Murgatroyd is here, her son did not feel able to come and he continues to be distressed by what he saw and therefore by his role in this sad affair.”

Judge Hilliard had asked for more information about why the initial police investigation did not examine Mr Fasoli’s bank statements or his social media activity.

He said: “I express the hope that someone who is in a position to do so, in relation to the Metropolitan Police, will consider whether the investigative procedures are sufficiently comprehensive and robust in such circumstances. »

Jason Marshall has been imprisoned for almost 40 years (Photo: PA)Jason Marshall has been imprisoned for almost 40 years (Photo: PA)

Jason Marshall has been imprisoned for almost 40 years (Photo: PA)

Mr Brown told the court a Detective Superintendent looked “very carefully” at what happened and concluded there was “no breach of any procedure”.

Detective Inspector James Stevenson, of Scotland Yard, said he was “very happy for the family” of Marshall’s victim.

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

“He suffers from a psychopathic personality disorder but does not suffer from a treatable mental illness.”