‘I killed Nathan’: Friend of accused recalls glimpse of death at trial

She saw the blood on the London apartment’s  walls.

Then, the apartment door closed behind Ashley Charters. The locks clicked shut.

William Joles, her friend and sometime intimate partner, took her phone and told her “you’re not going anywhere.”

There was more blood near the bathroom. Terrified, she touched the door.

Joles told her not to go in the room.

“I killed Nathan,” he said.

“I saw a glimpse,” Charters testified at Joles’ Superior Court second-degree murder trial Monday, before pausing to compose herself.

“A glimpse of Nathan. He was in the bathtub.”

Joles, 29, doesn’t dispute that he is responsible for the death of Nathan Deslippe, 27, who was found beaten to death inside the 18th floor Colborne street apartment on Aug. 28, 2016.

But before his jury was selected Monday, he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

Assistant Crown attorney Vanessa Decker told Justice Jonathon George that the prosecution wouldn’t accept the plea and…

Original published: 2018-05-08 00:28:39 Read the full London News here

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