Wednesday, January 5, 2011

DEWANI/ NISHA PATEL NASRI...we had a case in England where the husband was NOT a suspect but later charged with her murder after arranging a hitman...the husband, crying in front of the cameras, we were all fooled

Husband crying for the cameras..

Staring tearfully at the cameras, his performance as the husband in mourning for his murdered wife was flawless.

Police did not suspect Fadi Nasri as he pleaded for help to find the killers of his special constable wife at a press conference days after she was stabbed to death.
“Obviously, someone has got a guilty conscience,” he said.
It was not until several months later, when police discovered three photographs of a Lithuanian lover on his mobile phone, that the deceit began to unravel.
The apparently “perfect husband” was leading a double life - enjoying secret liaisons in expensive hotels and on holidays abroad with a girl he had met in London as a £200-a-night prostitute.
But he was living beyond his means and Nasri fell heavily in debt. His mistress became pregnant and he was increasingly frustrated with his wife wanting to try for a baby of their own. She was the breadwinner in the family, and when she threatened divorce, he realised he might lose it all.
In February 2006, the couple took out a joint life insurance policy for £350,000. By the Spring, Nasri, 34, decided it was time to cash it in.

Born in Beirut, Nasri moved to Britain aged seven to live with his father, having previously been cared for by his grandmother and aunt when his parents separated.

He had one failed marriage and in 1998 was jailed for nine months after trying to run over a police officer who asked him about an out of date tax disc. His time in jail set him up with a number of “dodgy” contacts, who he would later call upon to do his dirty work.

Nisha’s father had died in 1996 and her mother in 2001, the year she was introduced to Nasri through a friend. They married on 6 May, 2003.

Nisha ran her own hairdressing business and forced her husband to quit the 'Seventh Heaven’ escort agency business he ran because she thought it was sleazy. The couple started a limousine company, with him borrowing heavily from his wife to fund it.

Friends said that despite their arguments over Nasri’s laziness, Nisha “adored” her husband and they were, to those on the outside, as “happy as two lovebirds”.

In 2006 they began arguing because Nisha wanted to try for a baby. She told friends that Nasri would go out and not return until the early hours, and then complain he was “too tired” to have sex.

Nasri, in fact, had started sleeping with prostitutes and met Laura Mockiene, a Lithuanian in her mid-twenties, in a brothel in Victoria, central London.

A relationship started after they talked about her six-year-old daughter, who had to undergo a brain operation. They began dating and met in top hotels, including the £235-a-night Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell, Berks.

The lovers also secretly went on holiday to Egypt while pretending Nasri was visiting a sick uncle. They would speak to each other on their mobile phones several times a day.

It is unclear what the final trigger was for Nasri calling in a hitman, but police believe that it came shortly after Ms Mockiene had told him she was pregnant. She is later understood to have had an abortion in Lithuania.

On May 6, Nasri left his wife at home alone and organised five youths to break in to the couple’s £410,000 home in Wembley, north London. But the special constable, who had worked for police for three years at Wembley station, refused to let the men into her home.
She was distraught by the incident, and Nasri promised to buy security cameras, but deliberately delayed installing them.

He now hired a “professional”, using fixer and drug dealer Rodger Leslie to set up the “hit”. Leslie, 38, a prolific heroin supplier, has 15 piercings on his face and body which the Old Bailey heard represented murders he had been involved in.

He hired Jason Jones, a nightclub bouncer with 76 previous convictions for a range of crimes including robbery and assault.

On May 11, Nasri again left his wife at home alone, knowing the killers were sitting nearby waiting for him to leave the house. He promised Nisha not to be home late and told her to lock the doors securely, knowing it was a futile gesture because he had given a set of keys to the hitman.

Jones let himself in, took a knife from the kitchen, and stabbed her in the leg as she tried to flee. A neighbour heard her screams and called Nasri, who rushed home and slipped effortlessly into the role of the shocked husband, crying “Oh my God Nisha” as she was put into the ambulance. She bled to death before she arrived at hospital.

Weeks later, Nasri transferred some of his wife’s assets into his own name and booked more romantic holidays with Ms Mockiene to Spain, Lithuania and the United States.

Detectives followed their own leads, however, and the case was cracked open by a CCTV camera on a tiling shop. When Jones dumped the knife in a nearby drain the camera picked up an Audi A4 car, which was traced to Tony Emmanuel. He was questioned and named Jones as the knifeman.

When police arrested Nasri months later at his flat in Barnet, they found Ms Mockiene was living with him and stood by his side. She remained there until yesterday’s verdict. Police believe that as he faces a life sentence, she will finally abandon her greed-driven lover.

Nisha Patel-Nasri was a volunteer policewoman (special constable) and business owner who was stabbed to death outside her Wembley, north London home on Thursday 11 May 2006 before midnight. Detective Superintendent Julian Worker appealed for witnesses next day 12 May 2006 and described the crime as atrocious and horrendous.

Her murder was included in a list of 'ten prominent police deaths in the past five years' (2001 - 2006) by Guardian Unlimited. The Sun newspaper also offered a reward of ?10,000 GBP.

Nisha Patel-Nasri was a 29-year old Luton-born Hindu Gujarati British Indian of the Patel caste who grew up in London and ran a hairdressing business near her home in Wembley, north London, and also volunteered as a special constable . She had been a special constable for 3 years.

She told friends that she wanted to help tackle crime
She married 33-year old Beirut-born Lebanese Fadi Nasri, who ran a limousine hire company from their home, in May 2003 in West Berkshire. On the night of the attack Nisha Patel-Nasri and her husband were out for a meal celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary.
She had a brother named Katen Patel who is still living and now works as an ITV programme scheduler.

The crime

Although her home was in a low-crime neighbourhood, the Saturday before her murder, 3 men, believed to be burglars, attempted to enter her home, but fled after they were confronted by her at around 22:00hrs .

During the night of 11 May 2006, she had gone outside her home carrying a John Lewis "Evolution" cook's knife. It is believed that this was the murder weapon.

A man in hooded top was seen running in Sylvester Road.

She died in Northwick Park Hospital as a result of a stab wound to her left thigh.

Police investigation

As expensive limousines were parked outside her home (because of the limousine hire company operating from it), the police initially tried to understand whether this could attract the murderer.

The day after the incident, the police also investigated what could have caused her to go outside her house that night, armed with a weapon.

The murder weapon, a knife, was found by the police, but the DNA on it was not good enough to match anyone in the national database.

Her widower, Fadi Nasri, was arrested on Tuesday 27 February 2007 as a suspect. On Wednesday 28 May 2008 he was found guilty of organising her murder.


The murder was examined on the BBC program Crimewatch Solved on 6 August 2008.
The program revealed how Nasri came to be linked to the murder, despite having an alibi placing him nowhere near the scene. Through his mobile phone records on the day, police investigators linked Nasri to Roger Lesley, a known criminal; Jason Jones, a nigthclub bouncer with several previous convictions; and Tony Emmanuel, a nightclub promoter.

Through a CCTV camera near the scene where the knife was found, it was concluded that it was Emmanuel's car, a silver Audi, from which the knife had been dropped. Although the number plate could not be made out, it was identified as being Jones' car by the fact it had a non-standard roof aerial and a defective left rear number plate light. Tony Emmanuel could also be placed near the scene on the night of the murder. Emmanuel admitted that he had been hired by Jones to drive him to the house on the pretense of doing a drug deal, but insisted he didn't know that Jones was going to commit a murder.
 Through statements from Emmanuel attributed to Jones about money being counted inside the house on the night of the murder, it was concluded that Jones must have been inside and had been provided with a key. It was concluded that Jones had stabbed Nisha inside and she had staggered outside as Jones fled.

After being presented with the phone records linking the men, with investigators initially thinking the murder was carried out by Lesley as part of a feud, Nasri confessed to having paid Lesley to committ the murder.
 Through subsequent investigation, the police concluded the motive for the crime was monetary; through an extravagant lifestyle and a failing business, Nasri had accumulated 6-figure debts.
 The couple had taken mutual life insurance policies three months before, which paid out ?100,000. Additionally, following her death, Nasri attempted to claim Nisha's entitlement to half of the equity of her parents' house from her brother, amounting to nearly ?400,000.


Following the conviction of her widower, secret police files reveal Patel-Nasri was involved in helping her husband run an escort...(and so on)
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Emmanuel was found not guilty of murder, but Nasri, Lesley and Jones were all sentenced to life for the crime.