East Ham fantasist who tortured victim in seven-hour ordeal jailed for 39 years

Jason Marshall. Picture: Met Police

Jason Marshall. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A sadistic killer whose murder of a gay man during a pretend bondage game was caught on camera has been jailed for 39 years.

Jason Marshall, 29, of Monega Road, East Ham posed as a MI5 agent then stripped, gagged and smothered Peter Fasoli, 58, with cling film as he listened to Classic FM.

Computer repairman Mr Fasoli desperately begged for his life but was ignored as Marshall threatened him with a knife during the seven-hour torture session before killing him.

Marshall later tried to escape detection by setting the computer repairman’s Northolt flat on fire while he was unconscious but still alive.

He was sentenced today at the Old Bailey after being found guilty of Mr Fasoli’s murder and arson on August 14.


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Initially, police treated Mr Fasoli’s death in January 2013 as an accident, which they believed to have been caused by a faulty light bulb.

However, his shocked nephew uncovered the harrowing killing in CCTV stored on his uncle’s computer hard drive in autumn 2014.

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After looking for details about his family tree, he found several videos of Mr Fasoli having sex with other men, plus the horrific incident with Marshall.

Following the murder, the ruthless man stole £780 and used Mr Fasoli’s bank card to flee to Italy where he killed again and attacked a third man before being caught.

In sentencing him to life with a minimum of 39 years, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC said: “I am sure you were motivated by a desire to cause Mr Fasoli pain without his consent, which would be a significantly greater source of pleasure or gratification to you.

“You tortured him for so long because you enjoyed it so much.

“I’m sure that you can have felt no remorse whatsoever for what you have done.

“On the contrary, you derived pleasure from it.”

Mr Hilliard has also asked the prosecution to find out whether the original investigation examined Mr Fasoli’s bank transactions and social media activity to determine why nothing suspicious was picked up earlier.

Marshall is already serving 16 years for the attacks in Italy, claimed to be suffering from amnesia.

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