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A man who was thought to have died by accident is now ruled as a victim of a serial killer

Peter Fasoli was murdered and tortured by Jason Marshall after meeting on a gay dating app

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

A man who was thought to have died ‘accidentally’ was the victim of a serial killer posing as a secret intelligence officer.

Peter Fasoli met Jason Marshall on a hook-up app and arranged to meet at his home in London back in January 2013.

Marshall posed as a MI5 officer – and arrived with a police belt, handcuffs and a pistol holder – and told Fasoli he was under arrest during a sexual role play.

But he then stripped, gagged and handcuffed Fasoli before smothering him with clingfilm and set fire to his home, according to the Mail Online.

After Fasoli’s body was discovered, an initial inquest ruled that he died ‘accidentally’ claiming the role play went wrong.

But now, a fresh inquest has ruled a different outcome. On hard-drives passed onto Fasoli’s nephew, there were recordings of him being tortured and murdered by Marshall.

Detective inspector James Stevenson told yesterday’s inquest at West London Coroner’s Court: “There was a camera in his uncle’s address that captured a man attending his address on the day before his death.

“It starts off as a role play. Marshall is playing a secret agent type character, wearing a police issue holster with what appears to be a firearm and handcuffs.

“He encourages Mr Fasoli to strip naked, and he agrees to be hog-tied by Marshall.

“Mr Fasoli appears to be going along with the role play for some time, and then at some point it’s clear he has withdrawn his consent, and Marshall is trying to smother him with a pillow.”

After Marshall demanded Fasoli’s pin number, he left the house and returned with clingfilm and began suffocating Fasoli.

Marshall then stole £800 from his home before burning it down and fleeing to Italy.

The murderer then killed a second man and attacked a third before being caught and arrested.

He was arrested in September 2017 and jailed for a minimum of 37 years.

Yesterday’s inquest concluded that Fasoli died unlawfully.

Defence Inspector Stevenson added: “There were none of the classic tell-tale signs of a deliberate fire.

“When you have an arson, you usually have a number [of] places where a fire was started. In this case, there was no evidence of that, or of an accelerant being used.

“It must have burned off.

“He [Fasoli] would have been consenting to everything at first, so there was not any sign of restraint marks during the autopsy.

“Because of fire damage, any marks had been burned off.”