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Nephew finds video of uncle being burned to death while having gay sex

By Mason White 6:00 PM September 26, 2017
Jason Marshall
Jason Marshall
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A man was shocked to find a video of his uncle being murdered during a gay sexual encounter after being told that he died as a result of an accidental fire, a court in the United Kingdom has heard.

London police said that the man who killed his victim in his own home after gaining entry for the sexual encounter, set the apartment on fire to cover his tracks.

He has now been found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.

Jason Marshall, 28, was also convicted of arson.

Update: Marshall has been ordered to serve a minimum of 39 years in prison.

The jury heard how Marshall set up the encounter via a gay dating site with Peter Fasoli, 58, at his Ealing home, and tortured him for a prolonged period before suffocating him.

He then committed arson in a bid to hide the evidence of the brutal murder, and stole his victim’s credit card, using it to flee by plane to Italy, a few days after the murder.

Police, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called just before 1:00 a.m.

The case was originally treated as non-suspicious, following an investigation by LFB and police, which concluded the fire was accidental, with the most likely cause a faulty light bulb.

A forensic pathologist who examined Fasoli’s body found no evidence of any third party involvement and the inquest held at West London Coroner’s Court returned a verdict of accidental death.

However, around a year later, Fasoli’s nephew decided to collect the hard drive of his uncle’s computer, which was being stored on behalf of the family with other belongings that had survived the fire.

His nephew knew his uncle had been interested in the family tree, and hoped to find research preserved on the computer system.

Instead, he discovered a number of videos, featuring his uncle taking part in sexual activities with other men – including the horrific seven hour film of the encounter with Marshall.

Fasoli had unwittingly captured his own murder on the webcam that he had on his computer in the living room.

The film, which was shown to the jury in court, showed Marshall arriving fitted out with police accessories he had purchased on the Internet, and he and Fasoli chatted and then engaged in what appeared to be consensual role playing based on an interrogation before Marshall initiated what became a prolonged and violent domination of Fasoli, culminating in his murder.

This included threatening him at knifepoint, and forcibly injecting him on multiple occasions with drugs.

The audio captured the sounds of Fasoli shouting out to Marshall after his head has been covered, and he has been pulled off the bed and out of view of the camera.

Marshall remained calm as he continued to ignore his victim’s increasing and visible distress.

After Fasoli had stopped making any noise at all, Marshall left him lying on the floor and calmly smoked a cigarette before gathering his belongings.

Marshall was then heard splashing a liquid around and flicking a lighter.

A short time later, Marshall is heard leaving the flat and the smoke alarm activated.

The next morning he sent a message to Fasoli via the same dating site, apologizing for not having turned up the night before in a further attempt to cover his tracks, before using Fasoli’s bank card to withdraw hundreds of pounds.

The day before he fled to Italy, he sent further messages, accusing Fasoli of ignoring him.

Later enquiries showed that Marshall had contacted and met Fasoli on at least one occasion in the weeks before the killing.

Fasoli thought that on the night of the murder, he would be bringing another young man along to join them for the evening.

Once the hard drive found by Fasoli’s nephew and given to West Yorkshire Police was passed to the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, they launched its investigation into Fasoli’s murder.

Police also formally informed the Coroner of this development.

Following enquiries, officers identified Marshall as the key suspect.

Police discovered that Marshall was in prison in Italy, having been convicted and jailed for a murder and subsequent attempted murder of two men in Rome, just weeks after he fled the U.K.

These also took place in the context of sexual encounters.

A European arrest warrant was obtained, and officers traveled to Heathrow Airport to meet the flight on which Marshall was returning to the U.K.

He was arrested and later that same day charged with the murder of Fasoli.