Ipswich murder accused was telling ‘pack of lies’ when he told witness of killing, court hears
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An Ipswich drug addict accused of murdering a Trimley man told a court he was telling a “pack of lies” when he told a witness he was responsible for the killing.
Giving evidence during his third day in the witness box at Ipswich Crown Court, Tecwyn Parker said he had been trying to impress the woman when he told her he had stabbed 41-year-old Dean Stansby.
“I told her a pack of lies because I was trying to impress her,” said Parker.
However, he denied giving her details of the killing – including that he had stabbed Mr Stansby in the stomach, and that he had fallen back on the kerb before running off.
Parker said the woman could have got those details from the “AJ and Sky” drug dealing ring they had both worked for.
The 48-year-old, formerly of Downside Close, Ipswich, Jason Ruby, 45, of Risby Close, Ipswich, Kaganda, 24, of London and Amiadul Islam, 25, of London, have denied murdering Mr Stansby on February 8 last year.
Ruby has also denied conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine between November 10 and July 6, 2017.
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The court has heard that Mr Stansby came into Ipswich on the evening of his death to buy drugs from the “AJ and Sky” supply ring.
Prosecuting, Joseph Hallam QC claimed Parker, Kaganda and Ruby had confronted Mr Stansby in retaliation for an earlier incident in which he had allegedly tried to rob Parker of some drugs.
Mr Hallam claimed Islam was in telephone contact with them during the confrontation and was encouraging what was happening.
During his evidence yesterday Parker said on the night of Mr Stansby’s death Kaganda had told him he had “shanked” Mr Stansby which he understood to mean he had stabbed him.
He said after Kaganda had allegedly stabbed Mr Stansby he saw Kaganda take off a pair of tracksuit bottoms he had been wearing over another pair of tracksuit bottoms and put them in a bag.
Cross-examined by Paul Keleher for Kaganda Parker denied that it was him and not Kaganda who had stabbed Mr Stansby.
“You decided to stand up for yourself and teach him a lesson,” said Mr Keleher to which Parker replied “No.”
The trial continues.