A millionaire playboy jailed for 18 years for murder hopes a new Netflix true crime documentary will finally prove his innocence.
Professional gambler Jason Moore was convicted of stabbing to death petty criminal Robert Darby in an east London pub car park in August 2005.
Moore, who made a fortune betting on cricket, has always maintained that he did not kill Darby and has refused to take part in an early release program at HMP Oakwood, where he is being held, because he must admit guilt.
His case was rejected by the Court of Appeal in September 2017 and the Criminal Case Review Commission has refused to reconsider his sentence.
Jason Moore was jailed in 2013 for the fatal stabbing of petty criminal Robert Darby in 2005
Happier Times: Jason Moore (second from right) is pictured with his partner Sandra Dumont (left to right), his sister Rhonda, his friend Robert, his sister Kirstie Moore and his mother Jenny Moore. The photo was taken just three months before the murder in 2005.
But now his case will appear in a true crime documentary series to air on Netflix, in the latest attempt by the ‘Free Jason Moore’ campaign to free him.
Jason Moore went on the run in the days after the murder, fearing reprisals and living under a false identity on the Costa del Sol in Spain and Dubai in the Middle East.
But he returned to the UK in September 2012 and turned himself in to police in an attempt to clear his name.
The trial at the Old Bailey heard how Moore and Darby were involved in a ‘love triangle’ for the affections of Adele Raynor, who worked in a bar below the player’s £1.4m Canary Wharf apartment.
Moore admitted that Robert Darby had threatened to “cut off my toes”, who had been in the car park of the Valentine pub in Gants Hill, east London, at the time, but claimed he was not the murderer because he had stayed in a car. when the stabbing occurred.
Robert Darby’s bloody Stanley knife was found at the scene of the murder in August 2005.
Petty criminal Robert Darby was stabbed outside the Valentine pub on Gants Hill on 24 August 2005.
Murder victim: Robert Darby was stabbed to death outside the Valentine pub in August 2005
But the jury found him guilty of the murder and acquitted his co-defendant Martin Power of all charges.
Moore was led screaming into the cells, violently kicking the bench and threatening a police officer.
Judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced him to life in prison with a minimum fee of 18 years.
However, Moore has always maintained his innocence and has led a tireless campaign to prove his innocence and secure his release.
“Jason just didn’t kill Robert Darby,” his partner of many years, Sandra Dumont, told MailOnline.
I know, the police know, even Darby’s family knows, but Jason is still in jail with no prospect of release.
“After Jason was sent, we did everything we could to prove that he didn’t.
“We have spoken with lawyers, private investigators and Robert Darby’s brother, Tim.
We’ve uncovered new witnesses and evidence that Jason didn’t kill anyone.
“But the Court of Appeal ruled against him and the Criminal Case Review Commission refused to re-examine his case.
Late Tim Darby’s brother believes convicted murderer Jason Moore was made the ‘scapegoat’ for police
“So when a production company approached us about making a documentary for Netflix, we jumped at the opportunity. This could finally free Jason.
Jason’s sister, Kirstie Moore, added: “After nine years of reviewing Jason’s conviction files, I have come to the conclusion that the police withheld evidence and wills from the defense that would have exonerated my brother of the murder.” .
Tim Darby told MailOnline: “I have been in contact with Jason Moore’s family and their lawyer for years.
The Moores have suffered as much as the Darby family.
“I experienced, first hand, how the police blatantly ignored the evidence and information that I passed on to them.
‘These people are a complete disgrace.
‘They don’t care about justice or good or evil.
‘The police were determined to arrest and convict ‘a body’ in any way they could. (Jason) Moore was the scapegoat for him.
Businessman Tim explained how he had instructed the retired detective firm of Met Police TM Eye to investigate his brother’s murder after he was concerned about Moore’s conviction.
He said: ‘A couple of years after the trial, I ordered this firm TM Eye to look into my brother’s death because everyone was telling me Moore had nothing to do with it.
“They are retired Metropolitan Police detectives and they spent two years reviewing the case.
They came to the conclusion that Moore never stabbed my brother.
The documentary will look at the role of the two key witnesses for the Crown Prosecution Service. One claimed that he saw the actual fight. The other was driving by.
Jason Moore has been in prison for a decade: a Netflix series sheds new light on his case
However, in an identity parade, the first witness chose a volunteer who was the same height and build as co-defendant Martin Power.
In a second identity parade, which included a photo of Moore, who is distinguished by his height of 6’5”, he was unable to identify anyone.
The second witness was also unable to identify Moore.
The documentary will investigate why the murder weapon was never found.
The documentary will also investigate why The Crown failed to mention that Adele Raynor gave a statement saying she had never been romantically involved with Moore.
And the filmmakers will interview new witnesses about the role of a possible third-party involvement in the death of Robert Darby and analyze new evidence, including CCTV footage from the crime scene.
Last night, a Met Police spokeswoman told MailOnline that the investigation into Robert Darby’s murder “remains closed”.
But he added: “If circumstances change, we will evaluate them and consider the most appropriate way to manage any progress in this investigation.”