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Accused man confesses to stabbing Nisha

PUBLISHED: 14:29 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:13 24 August 2010

By Lorraine King One of the men accused of murdering Nisha Patel-Nasri confessed to killing her but claimed it was either her of me the Old Bailey heard. Jason Jones allegedly told Daniel Fox he had been ordered to her home to intimidate the special

By Lorraine King

One of the men accused of murdering Nisha Patel-Nasri confessed to killing her but claimed 'it was either her of me' the Old Bailey heard.

Jason Jones allegedly told Daniel Fox he had been ordered to her home to 'intimidate' the special constable.

Jones, a 36-year-old bouncer, told his friend he had been forced to defend himself when the victim pulled out a kitchen knife.

The confession was allegedly made in a bar in Stepney in March 2007, ten months after the killing, when Jones was on bail.

Jones also claimed 42-year-old Tony Emmanuel, nicknamed Nash, had been part of the team sent to Mrs Patel-Nasri's home and said a third man was involved named 'Sil'

Michael Worsley QC, said: "If Fox is right and he did say these things he has admitted being there and stabbing her but saying it was self-defence of a burglar against a house holder.

"According to Jones, after the stabbing she died and he had to get out. But she didn't die there and then as we know.

"Jones went on to say that the husband had wanted to divorce the lady he had stabbed in self-defence."

The court heard how Emmanuel had contacted Nasri on the day of the killing using '141' before dialling to ensure his number would not be stored on the husband's phone.

The defendants were in regular contact with each other before and after the murder, the court has heard.

Mr Worsley said the 'ceaseless phoning' showed 'mischief was afoot.'

Fadi Nasri, 34, Rodger Leslie, 38, Jones and Emmanuel all deny her murder.

The trial continues.

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