‘I thought at worst he would get a black eye’ – drug addict gives evidence at Dean Stansby murder trial
An Ipswich drug addict accused of murdering Trimley father-of-five Dean Stansby has claimed he was stabbed by a London drug dealer.
Tecwyn Parker told a jury at Ipswich Crown court that Mr Stansby had a reputation for robbing drug dealers and was attacked by Daniel Kaganda who worked for the “AJ and Sky” drug ring to “warn him off.”
Giving evidence today, Tuesday, June 26, he said he thought 41-year-old Mr Stansby would get “a smack in the mouth or a black eye” and was shocked when Kaganda, who he knew as “Chris”, told him he had stabbed him.
He accepted he had pointed Mr Stansby out to Kaganda in Ancaster Road shortly before the stabbing, but said he had left before Mr Stansby was attacked.
“I was glad I wasn’t actually there,” said Parker.
He told the court he had heard Kaganda speaking on his mobile phone prior to the attack and asking someone: “Do you want me to go and sort him out?”
Parker, who admits being a drug addict and acting as a drug runner in return for drugs, said Kaganda told him to go back to a flat in Gippeswyk Road which they had been using as a base for supplying drugs.
He said as he walked away he saw Kaganda running down Ancaster Road towards Mr Stansby. “I thought there might have been some sort of altercation and at worst he would get a black eye,” said Parker.
He told the court that although he had never been robbed by Mr Stansby, he was aware Mr Stansby had robbed the “AJ and Sky” drug supply ring.
He said he had not seen Kaganda with a knife on the night of the attack and hadn’t intended that Mr Stansby would be stabbed or seriously hurt.
Parker, 48, 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.
The court has heard Mr Stansby came into Ipswich on the evening of his death to buy drugs from the “AJ and Sky” supply ring.
Joseph Hallam QC, prosecuting, has alleged Parker, Kaganda and Ruby had gone to confront Mr Stansby on the night of the stabbing and Islam was in telephone contact with them during the confrontation.
The trial continues.