Ipswich/London: Gunman shot disabled woman after murdering her partner, court told
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An alleged gunman tried to kill a disabled woman after shooting dead her partner during a six-figure drug deal, a court has heard.
Murder accused Daniel Bidace Anthony, was arrested at around 9.45pm on Sunday, June 24 last year when police went to a house in Kildare Avenue on the Whitehouse estate in Ipswich.
However, the shooting happened four days earlier in London.
An Old Bailey jury heard Bidace Anthony denies murder and attempted murder.
The 30-year-old allegedly gunned down Dothan Gordon at his home before shooting twice at double leg amputee Amy Ashitey as the 28-year-old lay in bed.
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One bullet pierced part of Miss Ashitey’s lung and the other missed before the gun jammed, the court was told.
Bidace Anthony had “executed” Mr Gordon, her 32-year-old partner in the living room of the couple’s home in Ealing, West London, the jury heard.
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Bidace Anthony, of Earl’s Court, west London, wanted to kill Miss Ashitey because she recognised him, said Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting.
He said: “This case involved the cold-blooded execution of a man and the callous attempted murder of a double amputee lying in her bed when she was shot.
“The man was trying to kill her because she had recognised the killer.”
Mr Rees said Mr Gordon, who was known as Sunny, was shot in the back of the head as he tried to act as a middle-man in a £100,000 drugs deal.
Miss Ashitey was confined to a wheelchair after falling from a building in a failed suicide attempt.
The case continues.