Dartford murder suspect in Woolwich Marcus Innocent trial 'grasses' on other defendants (From This Is Local London)
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Dartford murder suspect in Woolwich Marcus Innocent trial 'grasses' on other defendants
A DARTFORD murder suspect “grassed” on eight other defendants in the trial by picking them out and naming them in blurry CCTV shots.
Perry Lee Sutton, aged 25, of Green Street Green Road, Dartford, is accused of being part of a “posse” of up to 20 men who shot Marcus Innocent in the stomach in Woolwich on November 19 last year.
Separated from the other defendants, Sutton pointed out to Old Bailey jurors on October 15 the blurred figures at the murder scene and claimed to be a silhouette seen in the corner going to the toilet.
He said: “I didn’t see that because I was going to the toilet in the far corner of the car park.
“I have walked back now, looked around, seen there is fighting.
“Hands in my pockets, staying out of the way, I walk back minding my own business.”
Sutton, who is also charged with possession of a pump-action shotgun and possession of ammunition without a certificate, claims he was not involved in the fighting and had just driven some of the men to the scene.
He pointed to figures in the CCTV video and listed the defendants’ names, stating that Keli-Ray Birch, aged 20, of Maple Tree Place, Corelli Road, Shooters Hill, initially attacked the victim, but Daniel Burgess, aged 33, of Weardale Avenue, Dartford left the scene with a gun in his hand.
He went on to claim the men drove off without realising anyone had been killed, and it was only later they found out Mr Innocent, 35, of Kingsman Street, was dead.
Sutton said: “Dan Burgess comes up. People were saying ‘what did you do?’ And he said ‘I missed him, it doesn’t matter.’ “We didn’t believe anyone had been killed.”
He says they drove up to Burgess’ stepsister’s house where he could see the defendant throwing his clothes into a fire.
He said: “You could see a fire going. It looked like it was in a drum, in an oil drum. Dan was throwing clothes into it.”
Sutton, at whose Dartford home police found more than 100 cannabis plants in an outbuilding, added he was being accused of “grassing” on the others and had received threats in prison.
In secretly recorded conversations, Burgess has previously confessed to shooting Mr Innocent but insists it was an accident following a struggle.
He claims Sutton had brought a gun to the scene in Lord Warwick Street and that as Burgess took it off him, Mr Innocent tried to grab it and two shots were fired by mistake.
Nine men all deny the charge of murder as well as two other counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.
The accused are: Burgess and Sutton; Richard Brennan, aged 29, of Elmdene Road, Plumstead, and his brothers Jack Brennan, 21, and Patrick Brennan, 23, of Appleton Road, Kidbrooke.
Raffael Scialo, aged 24, of Eastbrook Road, Charlton; 20-year-old John Kiddle, of Merifield Road, Kidbrooke; Keli-Ray Birch, aged 20, of Maple Tree Place, Corelli Road, Shooters Hill; and Jordan John-McKenna, aged 20, of Glenluce Road, Blackheath.