Accused claims he was walking his dog when Kensal Green man was shot dead
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Dothan Gordon was shot dead in Ealing on June 20 last year
A murder suspect accused of murdering a man from Kensal Green told jurors today he was out walking his dog at the time of the killing.
Daniel Bidace-Anthony, 30, allegedly shot 32-year-old Dothan Gordon after visiting his home in Ealing to discuss a £100,000 drug deal.
The Old Bailey heard claims he attempted to kill Mr Gordon’s disabled partner Amy Ashitey to stop her identifying him.
Giving evidence, Bidace-Anthony denied he was involved in the murder on June 20 last year.
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He said he first heard about the shooting from a friend and after receiving several calls suggesting he was responsible he laid low at a friend’s house for three days before going to Ipswich.
He added: “I knew the associates that Dothan hangs around with, gangs and that.
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“Basically I wanted to get away from the rumours and wait for the rumours to die down before returning back.’
He admitted visiting the victim earlier that day but claimed afterwards he went to his mother’s home before taking his dog Zeus for a walk in Ladbroke Grove.
He said he saw his aunt nearby and spent 40 minutes chatting to her and her neighbours between around 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Jurors have heard Mr Gordon and his partner were killed at around 2.40pm.
Ms Ashitey claims that she recognised the gunman as someone she knew with the street name ‘Indian’.
CCTV caught Bidace-Anthony’s distinctive bike travelling to and from the crime scene, the court heard.
But Bidace-Anthony from West Brompton, southwest London, claimed he was driving a black Porsche that day.
He denies murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
His cousin Antoine Joseph, 31, from Hayes, west London, is charged with assisting an offender.
The trial continues.