05-19-2007, 06:25 PM #1Former Member
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France - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 66, murdered, Cannes, 5 Nov 2004
George Clooney, Bruce Willis and Bjorn Borg have been summoned to appear at the trial into the murder of a wealthy British aristocrat.
Former nightclub hostess Jamila M’Barek is accused of plotting to kill her husband, the 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, to get her hands on his fortune.
None of the famous named will appear in court for her to have them back her claims she was already a wealthy and connected woman and had no need of hubby' money.
so she says she didn't need to kill him.
05-19-2007, 06:36 PM #2
This kind of says it all:
Jamila, who denies premeditated murder, named the stars in an attempt to show she led a charmed, moneyed life even before meeting the Earl, who was killed in his Cannes apartment in 2004.
She told investigators: ‘Why would I have killed my husband when I had everything I wanted in life? I went to all the best parties, had my own villa and car, and a loving family.’
Jamila’s brother Mohammed, her co-defendant, has already confessed to killing aristocratic Anthony Ashley-Cooper but claims he acted to defend his sister after the Earl attacked her in a furious rage.
The pair admit putting the corpse into Mohammed’s car. It was then dumped in a remote, heavily wooded ravine, where it lay undiscovered for five months.
At the time, Jamila and the 66-year-old Earl, who she claims was a violent, sex-crazed alcoholic hooked on Viagra, were in the process of divorce.
It is alleged she feared being cut out of his will, losing her share of a £6million inheritance, including a 9,000-acre estate at Wimborne, Dorset.
05-19-2007, 08:30 PM #3Registered User
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lol--"sex maniac" at 66 years old,she can do better than that--
05-19-2007, 08:35 PM #4Registered User
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9000 acre estate--that's a pretty strong motive--murder among the rich,this reminds me of the Gucci case a few years ago,when the husband cut his wife's allowance from 200 thousand bucks a month to 150,000 bucks a month--she was so insulted she had him murdered--lol--people are funny
05-21-2007, 12:02 AM #5
Poor lady, yup; I bet she was putting Viagra in his morning Orange Juice.
The imagination is amazing when you get into trouble. "Viagra Abuse of Spouse"; now that's a new one on me.
Anyone with the name, "Jamila", ugh, you'd better watch it.
05-21-2007, 07:06 AM #6
Whew......seeing Borg in the title made me a little nervous!
09-27-2015, 12:48 AM #7
From May 2007:
The widow of the 10th Earl of Shaftesbury was last night jailed for 25 years for his murder. Jamila M'Barak, a 45-year-old former prostitute who met the elderly peer through an escort agency, looked impassively from the dock of a court in Nice as her sentence was read out.
Her brother, Mohammed M'Barek, 43, appeared equally unemotional as he received the same sentence for strangling the earl, 66-year-old Anthony Ashley-Cooper, at a flat in Cannes in November 2004.
A jury of seven women and four men, assisted by three judges, took just over two hours to deliver a majority guilty verdict on the joint charge of premeditated murder following a four-day trial.
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