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 PHILIP MARSON

 


Name:

Philip Marson

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1971
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

28 October 2003

Kill Place:

Blackpool

Status:

Single

Occupation:

 
Victim: James Gwynne (Ryan)

D.O.B:

1982

 


 

Court:

Preston Crown Court
Case No:  

Judge:

Justice McCombe

Prosecution:

Graham Morrow QC

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

January 2003, James Gwynne, aged 20, and his lover Christopher Ryan, aged 40, moved from thier hometown of Barnsley in Yorkshire, to the seaside town of Blackpool in Lancashire. Upon arrival James adopted the surname Ryan. The men shared a flat in Dickson Road, Blacxkpool.

 

April 2003, Christopher Ryan introduced James to a man that he knew from thier hometown of Barnsley, Philip Marson, a relationship developed bewtween Marson and James Ryan, with all three men in and out of relatoiionships with each other over the coming months.

 

 

Tuesaday 28th October 2003, Marson and James were in Marson's flat in Livingstone Road, Blackpool, neighbours later reported hearing noises conmiung from the flat, "like a sledge-hammer banging against the floor" .

At 10:02pm Marson called 999 to report a murder.

He was on top of a Blackpool car park in a distressed state, he reported that at 9pm that evening he had murdered his friend James Ryan (Gwynne).

 

When police discovered the scene in the bedroom of the Livingstone road flat they found that James had been beatern and stabbed.

According to the pathologist James had been violently beatern about the head with a hammer sustaining at least 18 seperate blows to the head, fracturing his skull in several places. He had a furtrher 50 seperate hammer blows to the rest of his body, including arms and legs. James also sustained nearly 100 knife wounds, with 30 stab wounds to the the chest alone, including a fatal knife wound through the heart. When police found the body the attacker had left the knife in the body, pinning Jamres body to the floor through the heart.

 

Thursday 30th October 2003, Marson appeared at Blackpool Magistrates court charged with murder.

 

Tuesday 27th April 2004, At Preston Crown Court, Marson pleaded guitly to murder.

 

Mr. Justice McCombe sentenced Marson to serve a minimum 15 year term before potential release, making him eligable for parole in 2019.

 

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