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Fugitive robber confesses to 25-year-old crimes for 'peace of mind'.

Post  mumbles on Wed 19 May - 19:58

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279686/Robber-Paul-Marshall-confesses-25-year-old-crimes-peace-mind.html

'I killed a shopkeeper in 1985': Fugitive robber confesses to 25-year-old crimes for 'peace of mind'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:20 PM on 19th May 2010

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279686/Robber-Paul-Marshall-confesses-25-year-old-crimes-peace-mind.html#ixzz0oP4ejOPC


A fugitive killer was jailed for six years today after confessing to stabbing a shopkeeper 25 years ago 'to get some peace of mind,' a court heard today.

Paul Marshall, 47, walked into a police station and admitted that he had stabbed a shopkeeper during an £80 robbery in September 1985.

Marshall said: 'I didn't mean to stab him, its been on my conscience ever since.

'I can't live with the guilt. It has ruined my life like I ruined the lives of the dead man's family.'

The Old Bailey heard Marshall was a jobless, homeless drifter in London at the time he raided a grocery shop in Archway Road, Upper Holloway, in Sept 1985.

Marshall stabbed economics teacher Nasir Ali Turabee through the heart in front of his 14-year-old son as they locked the shop up, the court heard.

Marshall admitted charges of manslaughter and robbery. His denial of a murder count was accepted by the prosecution.

Mr Turabee had a degree in economics and trained as a lawyer in India before moving to England in 1965.

He gave up on a law career after the birth of his son in 1971 and began to teach economics at Langham School in Tottenham, the court heard.

To help make ends meet Mr Turabee bought a grocers and off-licence in Archway Road in April 1985 where he would work on weekends.

His 14-year-old son Ikhlaq was helping to lock up the store on the evening of Saturday, September 21, when Marshall pounced, the prosecutor explained.

Jeremy Donne QC, prosecuting, said: 'Son Ikhlaq went outside and started to pull down the security shutters over the windows.

'As he did so he was approached by a man wearing a green boiler suit, who asked if he was still open.

'The man turned away from him and then turned back having pulled a plastic bag with eye holes cut into it over his head.

'Ikhlaq was grabbed around the neck by the man who produced what looked like Ikhlaq to be a pen knife, which was held towards the boy's face.'

The scared teenager was shoved into the shop where his father sat behind the till.

Marshall demanded cash and threatened to kill his son if he refused, the court was told.

It was when Mr Turabee rushed from behind the counter to protect his young son that he was stabbed twice in the chest.

Ikhlaq broke free and ran to the till so did not see the attack on his father.

Mr Donne said: 'Although he was aware of some sort of scuffle behind him between his father and the robber he didn't see what happened.

'The next thing was the defendant appearing behind him, snatching bank notes from the till and then running from the shop.

Mr Turabee did not appear to be injured and even spoke to the the 999 operator and said he 'was alright'.

But just moments later he collapsed.

'He said he felt dizzy and sat down,' the prosecutor said. 'His son and a number of other witnesses saw that there was blood staining on the front of his shirt.

'An ambulance arrived fairly quickly but by the time it did, Mr Turabee had collapsed and had stopped breathing.'

The 45-year-old was taken to the Whittington Hospital but when surgeons opened his chest they discovered the sack around his heart had been severed.

He died in the early hours of September 22 from two stab wounds to the chest.

Police closed the murder case in 1986 due to a lack of evidence.

Marshall told police he was after cash for drink and drugs at the time but had reformed his lifestyle while living in the U.S. and since his return to London in 2002.

Moira McGowan, QC, defending, said Marshall had always been 'enormously troubled' and was relieved when he eventually was able to tell police that he was responsible.

Jailing Marshall for six years, judge Richard Hawkins said: 'This was a serious offence. You went armed with a knife with the purpose of robbing Mr Turabee of cash.

'You seized his son, Mr Turabee naturally went to his son's aid, and in a scuffle you stabbed Mr Turabee to death.'

But the judge added: 'The prosecution have said without your confession you would never have been charged.

'It is clear you have shown genuine remorse by coming forward and confessing to his crime.'


Maybe one day one of the McC's or friends..........

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Re: Fugitive robber confesses to 25-year-old crimes for 'peace of mind'.

Post  LJC on Wed 19 May - 23:49

Sooner than this hopefully.

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Post  blossom45 on Thu 20 May - 8:29

that loud,uneven scratching noise again...
scraping the bottom of the news barrel.
again!

have you seen the muffin man?

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Post  mumbles on Thu 20 May - 9:43

blossom45 wrote:that loud,uneven scratching noise again...
scraping the bottom of the news barrel.
again!

have you seen the muffin man?


I requested (last night) that both my threads be removed from the Madeleine forum and moved to General News.

In the meantime .... you do have the option of 'avoiding' threads that are not up to your high standard Blossom.

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Post  blossom45 on Thu 20 May - 10:07

mumbles.
thank you for the comment,
but with the best will in the world,even you must agree that this is just drivel,
disguised as "news"

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Post  Guest on Thu 20 May - 10:14

blossom45 wrote: mumbles.
thank you for the comment,
but with the best will in the world,even you must agree that this is just drivel,
disguised as "news"


Why is it drivel.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 20 May - 10:19

Antoinette wrote:
blossom45 wrote: mumbles.
thank you for the comment,
but with the best will in the world,even you must agree that this is just drivel,
disguised as "news"


Why is it drivel.

i posted about that child nearly hit by a bus in the us and how the parrents have now lost custody of their 3 children and asked in my topic why the mcanns still have custody and have never been punished for what they did and i got a sorta same reply?

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Re: Fugitive robber confesses to 25-year-old crimes for 'peace of mind'.

Post  blossom45 on Thu 20 May - 10:48

guys!
well...same as everyone else,i'm posting an opinion,
that's what being a free thinking,
free speaking does for one.

umm,sorry if it rankles!

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Post  Dimsie on Thu 20 May - 15:52

I this this confession is of interest as it shows people do confess to crimes and not just on their deathbed either. Human nature is very complicated and it's easy to think that if someone has done something terrible but knows they're unlikely to be found out, they can just forget about it and get on with their life. The reality though is often very different; people don't forget, it's in their mind every day and many people feel that if they don't pay for their crime one way they'll have to pay for it another. Even those not brave enough to own up are often relieved if/when they're finally caught, according to a senior cold case American detective I read about some time ago.

So, will this happen in the Madeleine case? Will someone admit to something they did or something they know but didn't tell or something where their testimony wasn't 100% accurate? It's always a possibility, more so if several people are in the know about something, even if not about Madeleine's actual fate. This could apply regardless of what happened - abduction or death in the apartment - because people can change and realise that a crime involving a helpless child is something no one should ever help to conceal.

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Post  mumbles on Thu 20 May - 16:35

Dimsie wrote:I this this confession is of interest as it shows people do confess to crimes and not just on their deathbed either. Human nature is very complicated and it's easy to think that if someone has done something terrible but knows they're unlikely to be found out, they can just forget about it and get on with their life. The reality though is often very different; people don't forget, it's in their mind every day and many people feel that if they don't pay for their crime one way they'll have to pay for it another. Even those not brave enough to own up are often relieved if/when they're finally caught, according to a senior cold case American detective I read about some time ago.

So, will this happen in the Madeleine case? Will someone admit to something they did or something they know but didn't tell or something where their testimony wasn't 100% accurate? It's always a possibility, more so if several people are in the know about something, even if not about Madeleine's actual fate. This could apply regardless of what happened - abduction or death in the apartment - because people can change and realise that a crime involving a helpless child is something no one should ever help to conceal.

Thank you Dimsie, for stating so eloquently, why I thought this article was of interest.

All we can hope for is that someone will salve their conscience by speaking out.

It's the very least they could do for Madeleine.

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Post  kitti on Fri 21 May - 11:45

We're talking about the mccanns here, the same people who HID a cadaver to save their OWN skins!

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