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Man facing Marsha murder charge
Marsha McDonnell
Marsha McDonnell was attacked after getting off a bus
A man has been charged with the murder of student Marsha McDonnell.

The 19-year-old was killed by a blow to her head near her home in Hampton, south-west London, in the early hours of 4 February 2003.

Levi Bellfield, 38, a wheel clamper and bouncer from West Drayton, west London, will appear before Bow Street magistrates on Friday.

He has previously been charged with the murder of Amelie Delagrange and the attempted murder of two other women.

Miss McDonnell, a student, was attacked soon after getting off a bus following a night out with friends.

French student Ms Delagrange, 22, was attacked on Twickenham Green, south-west London, in August 2004.

Kate Sheedy
The murder of Amélie Delagrange at Twickenham Green on 20 August 2004
The attempted murder of Kate Sheedy (above) at Worton Road, Isleworth, on 28 May 2004
The attempted murder of Irma Dragoshi at Longford Village on 16 December 2003
Unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to Irma Dragoshi
The murder of Marsha McDonnell on 4 February 2003
Kidnapping Anna-Maria Rennie at Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham, on 15 October 2001
The false imprisonment of Anna-Maria Rennie

She had been in the UK for just two months to improve her English, when she was attacked as she made her way home from a night out.

She was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Mr Bellfield was also charged with the attempted murder of former convent school head girl Kate Sheedy, as well as attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm to Irma Dragoshi.

Mr Bellfield will also face charges relating to the attempted abduction and false imprisonment of 17-year-old Anna-Maria Rennie.

She was at a bus stop in Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham, when a car with two men inside pulled up nearby.

One grabbed her and tried to drag her into the car but she managed to escape.

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