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Bailey acquaintance in evidence
06 Mar 2015 12:12
The High Court has heard an acquaintance of Ian Bailey's understood he was admitting to the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier during a visit to Mr Bailey's home in 1998.
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Richard Shelley was giving evidence in Ian Bailey's High Court action for wrongful arrest.
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Mr Shelley said on New Year’s Eve in 1998 Mr Bailey cried as he said "I did it. I went too far"
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He said he and his wife had met Mr Bailey and Jules Thomas in a pub on New Year's Eve and had gone back to their house.
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He said Mr Bailey took out newspaper cuttings of the murder and they looked at them for about an hour.
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He said Mr Bailey and Ms Thomas went to bed and then Mr Bailey came out of his room and took away blankets he had given them earlier.
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Mr Shelley then phoned his father to collect them and while he was waiting he said Mr Bailey came out of his room crying and put his arms around him and said "I did it. I did it."
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When he asked him a number of times what he had done he said Mr Bailey said "I went too far." Mr Shelley said he believed Mr Bailey was referring to the murder.
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He believed the murder was weighing heavily on his mind because it was the main topic of the night.
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He said his wife became nervous and they decided to leave before his father arrived and walked half a mile before they met his father on the road.
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He also said he met Marie Farrell on the street one day and she said she had been offered thousands from a newspaper to give an interview.
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He said Mrs Farrell asked him if he thought she should take the money before saying "f**k it I’m taking it. It will pay for my windows and doors".
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During cross examination he said he would remember it until he died because he was shocked by it.
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