Drug addict admits he pointed out victim Dean Stansby but denies seeing murder
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An Ipswich drug addict accused of murdering a Trimley man has admitted pointing him out to a drug dealer who he claims was responsible for killing him.
Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court, Tecwyn Parker said when he identified 41-year-old Dean Stansby to his co-defendant Daniel Kaganda he knew there was a chance he would be assaulted.
Cross-examined by prosecution counsel, Jacob Hallam QC, Parker accepted he had identified Mr Stansby to Kaganda but said he hadn’t thought that any assault on him would be as serious as it ultimately was.
Earlier in his evidence Parker told the court he thought Mr Stansby would have received a slap or a black eye but hadn’t anticipated he would be killed.
He said that after identifying Mr Stansby to Kaganda in Ancaster Road, Ipswich, on February 8 last year he had returned to a flat in Gippeswyk Road, Ipswich, which had been used as a base by the “AJ and Sky” drug dealing ring and had not seen the attack on him.
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He claimed Kaganda returned to the flat shortly afterwards and admitted stabbing Mr Stansby and they later discovered he had died.
Parker told the court he had continued dealing drugs alongside Kaganda that evening despite Kaganda allegedly admitting being responsible for the attack.
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“It was really bad that someone died but I hadn’t witnessed anything,” he said.
He denied being part of a “team effort” to kill Mr Stansby.
“If I had anything to do with it I would say,” he said.
Parker, 48, formerly of Downside Close, Ipswich, Jason Ruby, 45, of Risby Close, Ipswich, Kaganda, 24, of London, and Amiadul Islam, 25, of London, have denied murdering Mr Stansby on February 8 last year.
Ruby has also denied conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine between November 10 and July 6, 2017.
The court has heard that Mr Stansby came into Ipswich on the evening of his death to buy drugs from the “AJ and Sky” supply ring.
The prosecution alleges that Parker, Kaganda and Ruby confronted Mr Stansby in retaliation for an earlier incident in which he had allegedly tried to rob Parker of some drugs.
Mr Hallam claimed that Islam was in telephone contact with them during the confrontation and was encouraging what was happening.
The trial continues.