A Cambridge graduate, University Lecturer, Dr. Harry Purser has been sentenced fro 6 months after he was convicted of buying illegal drugs from the Dark web which led to the death of his friend, Patrick Marr.
The incident first came to light when Dr. Purser found his friend Mr. Marr dead next morning in his flat. After they consumed a wide range of illegal drugs that includes some cocaine, Ketamine and two brands of psycho-active drugs that were purchased from the dark web using bitcoins.
After they consumed a wide range of illegal drugs that includes some cocaine, Ketamine and two brands of psycho-active drugs that were purchased from the dark web using bitcoins.
“I can’t ignore the ultimate consequences of your criminal conduct. That is why I am left with no alternative but to lock you up”
– Judge Timothy Spencer QC
Nottingham Crown Court heard Purser(Right), 36, had organized the night of drugs and alcohol, which killed the friend he had known since he was 15.
The pair then spent the evening together at the lecturer’s flat in Nottingham in November last year.
Mr. Samuel Skinner prosecuting the case told,”When Purser awoke at 11.48am the next morning, he raised the alarm after finding Mr. Marr(Left) 35, dead in the apartment”.
As soon as he found out his friend died he had called 999 and when the police arrived he showed the array of drugs he had brought from the internet.
Mr. Skinner added,”His friends came from Leeds to visit him and both spent the evening of 12th November drinking alcohol and illegal drugs together”.
A post-mortem examination showed the drugs Mr. Marr consumed had a major effect on his respiratory system and his heart rate.
Judge Timothy Spencer told him,”This is why we don’t regulate drugs in the country and You know that anyone who goes to buy anything on the dark web is literally delving into very dark waters. It is dicing with death.”
“It is a terrible case and they had been friends for a long time. They made a fatal mistake, a fatal decision to drink and have these drugs.
A Spokesman from Nottingham Trent University said”As court Proceedings are now concluded, this member of staff’s employment by the university is being considered within our established procedures.”