Dumped man 'gunned down love rival when he discovered ex-girlfriend had sent X-rated sex video'
14th October 2020

A DUMPED man gunned down his love rival whom his ex-girlfriend sent an X-rated sex video to, a court heard.

Louis Kelly, 40, fatally shot Mark McCann-Barrett, 33, after he told Kelly about the homemade porn film sent by Georgia Duncombe on WhatsApp, Old Bailey jurors heard.


Mr McCann-Barrett's current girlfriend Amy Drajic discovered the video when scrolling through his phone.

Mr McCann-Barrett called his long-standing friend Kelly and asked him to tell Ms Drajic that he had sent the video to Kelly.

But Kelly, who Ms Duncombe split with last year, was incensed to discover Mr McCann-Barrett had the film and shot him five times with a Glock pistol in Tottenham the Old Bailey heard.

Ms Duncombe had ended her relationship with Kelly around August, 2019 after starting a sexual relationship with Mr McCann-Barrett.

SEX TOY VIDEO

On September 16, 2019,  dad-of-three Mr McCann-Barrett was at home in bed with Ms Drajic in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, when shediscovered the video on his phone of Ms Duncombe masturbating with a sex toy.

James Mulholland, prosecuting, said: "When she confronted him about it, Mr McCann-Barrett…rang Louis Kelly and told him to tell Ms Drajic that, on an earlier occasion, he had sent Mr McCann-Barrett the video, presumably, when intoxicated.

"In fact, although Georgia Duncombe had sent this intimate video to Louis Kelly six months earlier when they were still in a relationship, she had also sent it much more recently to Mark McCann-Barrett via WhatsApp.

"It is clear from his behaviour, after that call, that Louis Kelly did not believe he had sent the video to his friend but that it had been sent by Ms Duncombe."

Although Georgia Duncombe had sent this intimate video to Louis Kelly six months earlier when they were still in a relationship, she had also sent it much more recently to Mark McCann-Barrett via WhatsApp

Mr Mulholland said it was "highly likely" Kelly already suspected Ms Duncombe had became involved with someone else and there were "increasingly obvious" signs it was Mr McCann-Barrett.

Kelly drove to his ex-partner's maisonette in Harefield, west London, to get her phone before leaving with it and heading home, the court heard.

Mr McCann-Barrett and Ms Amy Dragic met up at Kelly's flat in Tottenham, north London in the early hours.

At 7.34am, the court heard Kelly was seen walking to collect something.

GLOCK PISTOL

"The timing of his short trip would indicate that he was collecting the gun used to shoot him [Mr McCann-Barrett]," Mr Mulholland added.

A 9.08am, Kelly left the flat and drove away from the area.

Mr Mulholland added: "At this point we know he shot Mr McCann-Barrett multiple times.

"When he left, he made sure he took the gun with him."

Kelly fired the Glock 9mm pistol five times into the leg and feet of Mr McCann-Barrett, causing massive bleeding, the court heard.

Mr McCann-Barrett was rushed to hospital, but died from his wounds nearly a fortnight later on September 30.

Kelly, ofSt John's Wood, North London, denies murder.

The trial continues.

Source: Read Full Article