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“The defendant started by lying and saying that he had moved to the area from Kentish Town. “He did then tell the truth stating that he had grown up in Croydon and had trained as a radiographer.
“When asked why he had come to the surgery the defendant said that he had come to find out what Sir David could do for the town. This understandably irritated Sir David.
“The surgery was meant for people with particular issues, not general conversation. However, the defendant then said he wanted to talk about foreign affairs.
“He said that he knew Sir David had initially supported the Iraq war but had changed his mind. Sir David looked confused at this.”
Yvonne Eaves and Darren King walked into the church. They saw the defendant.
He was waving a knife around saying “I killed him, I killed him”. The knife was covered in blood.
“The defendant then made clear why he was at the church that day and what his murderous intent was when he said this: ‘I want him dead. I want every Parliament Minister who signed up for the bombing of Syria who agreed to the Iraqi war to die’.”
A bit later, Darren King decided to return, the Old Bailey heard.
The defendant was using a mobile telephone on speaker.
On the other end of the line a woman was screaming at him, “Why have you done it ?”
The defendant replied: “I’ve done it because of Syria. I’ve done it because of the innocent people. I’ve done it because of the bombing. He deserved to die.”
Tom Little QC, turned to the jury and said: “No he didn’t. No, he didn’t. Revenge is not a defence to murder, or any other crime.”
At this point Darren King asked the defendant if he was going to drop the knife.
The defendant replied “No, because I want to be shot” and “I’m going to die. I want to die I want to be a hero.”
Mr Little added: “The defendant plainly assumed and hoped that he would become a martyr to his twisted cause.”
Either just before or just after the murder the defendant sent a long message to various friends and family.
Mr Little QC told the jury: “It is instructive and important. Accompanying the message was a video relating to Raqqa - a town in Syria).
“The reason that I say just before or just after is that the message which had a video attachment was sent to a large number of people.
“He did not have time to compose the message after the attack. It was drafted and saved in advance of his attack ready to go.
“Whether a lack of mobile signal and/or the size of the message delayed its sending is not something you need to worry about too much. Its content speaks for itself and is plainly referrable to the attack.”
that’s bits from this morning , now lunch
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