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Nov. 25, 2021

S04E08 - Euan Peters (The Murder of Shafiul Islam)


In the eighth episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Euan Peters and Shafiul Islam.⁣⁣⁣
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Peters, who also went by Sax Coke, was an underground UK hip hop artist who was well known to the police.⁣

On November 14, 2019, Peters visited Islam’s flat in Newport, South Wales, and proceeded to attack him multiple times with a glass Kopparberg cider bottle.⁣
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Islam suffered severe brain injuries and died 6 days later at Royal Gwent Hospital as a result.⁣
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Peters received a life sentence with a minimum term of 33 years in April 2021.⁣

Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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Recorded using:
Audacity
Zoom

Edited in:
Audacity
DaVinci Resolve 17

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:
Davies, I. G. (2021a, April 13). Three men guilty of Newport drug dealer’s savage killing. South Wales Argus. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19229900.three-men-guilty-newport-drug-dealers-savage-killing/

Davies, I. G. (2021b, April 21). Killers jailed over Newport drug dealer’s savage slaying. South Wales Argus. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19246998.killers-jailed-newport-drug-dealers-savage-slaying/

Dewey, P. (2021a, March 30). Rapper accused of murdering man with Kopparberg bottle says “fourth man” was responsible. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/kopparberg-bottle-murder-sax-coke-20285406

Dewey, P. (2021b, April 21). Murderer who killed man with Kopparberg bottle brags about criminal past in rap videos. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/euan-peters-murder-rap-cardiff-20410504

Dewey, P., & Hughes, M. (2021, April 13). Murder victim beaten over the head with cider bottle and left bloodstained in cupboard to die. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/murder-victim-beaten-over-head-20377672

Feehan, K. (2021, April 22). Rapper, 42, who battered man to death with a cider bottle over £10,000 drugs debt before hiding his body in a cupboard is jailed for 33 years. Mail Online. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9499789/Rapper-battered-man-death-bottle-drug-debt-jailed-33-years.html

Hughes, M. (2020, October 9). 11 weird and wonderful facts about Newport that sound totally made up. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/weird-wonderful-facts-newport-wales-19076822

Lewis, A. (2021, April 21). Killers who robbed man beaten to death with cider bottle are jailed. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/shafiul-islam-newport-murder-sentences-20431932

Shafiul Islam death: Men jailed over robbery killing. (2021, April 21). BBC News. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56830900

Shafiul Islam: Three guilty of killing man in violent robbery. (2021, April 14). BBC News. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56744772.amp

Williams, N. (2021, March 31). Man accused of murder says he “honestly can’t remember” why he made 21 phone calls to brother after Koppaberg bottle attack. WalesOnline. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/chilly-shafiul-islam-murder-newport-20297339