Who is Asher Maslin and where is he now? | The Sun

ASHER Maslin is the man responsible for the brutal killing of his ex-partner.

In 2014, Maslin attacked and killed ex-girlfriend Hollie Gazzard while she was at work.

Who is Asher Maslin?

Asher Maslin was working as a security guard in Gloucester prior to his arrest.

The then 22-year-old was the ex-partner of Hollie Gazzard, 20, who worked as a hairdresser at a salon, also in Gloucester.

Maslin met Hollie in 2013 at a bar and the pair soon began dating.

However, in 2014, Hollie called time on their relationship, as a result of Maslin's possessive and abusive behaviour.

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But Maslin would not accept the fact Hollie no longer wanted to be with him.

He went on to rob the hairdresser of her bank cards as she walked to her car – before withdrawing £300 and going on a crack cocaine binge.

When did Asher Maslin kill Hollie Gazzard?

Just two days before the killing took place, Hollie had contacted the police with concerns about her ex-partner.

Her plea to authorities came after both she and her family were bombarded with a number of threatening texts.

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However, Maslin could not be located.

One message read: “I don’t want to get f***ing violent as I’ll take it too far."

On February 18, 2014, Asher Maslin walked into the salon where Hollie worked and brutally stabbed the young hairdresser.

In a frenzied attack that lasted just two minutes, Maslin stabbed Hollie 14 times as she finished a haircut on her last client of the day.

Prior to the killing, Maslin was captured on CCTV selling his DVD player to raise funds, which he would use to purchase the 12-inch kitchen knife used to attack his ex-girlfriend.

Before entering the salon at around 6.30 pm on February 18, Maslin sent her sister Chloe’s partner a chilling text, saying: “I warned you all.”

Just moments later, he walked into the salon and murdered the 20-year-old.

Salon boss Sian Pryszlak told of how Hollie had anticipated his arrival that day and how the pair agreed to call 999 if he did show.

She also recalled the harrowing moment Maslin carried out the attack.

“I was doing a gentleman’s hair,” said Sian.

“I said hello and he said hello and I walked to the back of the salon and held my phone up to Hollie to show that I was going to phone the police and we both nodded to one another.

“I remember feeling quite nervous and anxious about it. I heard quite a lot of commotion and then there were people running towards me and one client said. ‘There’s a knife.’”

Hollie was rushed to the hospital after the attack, however, she was tragically pronounced dead on arrival.

Where is Asher Maslin now?

Asher Maslin was found guilty of murdering Hollie Gazzard and was handed a life sentence in July 2014.

The killer will have to serve a minimum of 24 years behind bars before he is considered for parole.

He is currently in prison serving time for the horrific crime he committed.

However, this was not the first time Maslin had been in trouble with the law.

Following Hollie's death, details of his violent past were uncovered.

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Hollie's dad, Nick, explained: ''He’d been arrested 23 times with increasing violence, with domestic abuse, GBH. He was a serial perpetrator.

“Hollie would not have wanted to be with someone who had done that to other people.”

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