No one could have anticipated that George MacDonald’s birthday celebration in 2004 would be his last night out. MacDonald began the evening with friends in a Piccadilly restaurant in London, after which he left for a Mayfair casino with four of his friends. After a bit of gambling and drinking, the group left the casino and decided to visit Stringfellows, a London strip club.
Apparently, MacDonald had a little too much to drink for his own good. After pulling one of the exotic dancers towards him during a lap dance, he was asked to leave the club. MacDonald was escorted by two giant bouncers and one former boxing champion, the latter of whom at some point allegedly smashed MacDonald’s jawbone and let him fall onto the pavement. His skull was fractured and he died.
Marcus Marriott, better known as “Marcus Lee” from his boxing days, when he was remembered for his many casino matches, is currently charged with murder and manslaughter, both of which he denies, claiming that MacDonald threatened him on the way out.