GUILTY France - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 66, murdered, Cannes, 5 Nov 2004

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  1. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    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 MÂ’Barek is accused of plotting to kill her husband, the 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, to get her hands on his fortune.



    More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...rticle_id=456323&in_page_id=1879&in_a_source=

    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.
     
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  3. Buzz Mills

    Buzz Mills New Member

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    She's using a version of the Washington Madam's defense (like Lombardi, or some other coach said, "the best defense is a great offense.")

    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.
     
  4. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    lol--"sex maniac" at 66 years old,she can do better than that--
     
  5. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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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
     
  6. Marthatex

    Marthatex New Member

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    He-he; "hooked on Viagra", is that worse than "heartbreak of psoriasis"?

    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.
     
  7. RiverRat

    RiverRat Patsy Ramsey to the Left

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    Whew......seeing Borg in the title made me a little nervous! :snooty:
     
  8. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2007:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1552711/Earls-widow-jailed-for-his-murder.html

     

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