Necrophiliac Murderer Who Molested Dead Women Aged Nine-to-100 Sentenced

David Fuller, 67, was on December 15th, 2021, sentenced to whole life imprisonment for the 1987 murders of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, United Kingdom and the sexual assault of nearly 80 female corpses, including of children, while working as an NHS electrician …
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A necrophiliac murderer, who molested the dead bodies of women aged between nine and 100 years old, has been sentenced in the UK to whole life imprisonment.

David Fuller, who worked in the British socialised healthcare system the NHS, was sentenced on Wednesday for the murder of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce, as well as for the sexual abuse of dead women aged from nine years old to 100.

Fuller pleaded guilty to the 1987 killings, dubbed the “Bedsit Murders”, in court last month, as well as to abusing 78 corpses in two separate morgues in England over a 12 year period during his time working as a hospital electrician.

According to a report by the BBC, Fuller was handed down two life sentences for the murder of the two women, with a concurrent 12 years being added on top for the rest of his crimes.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb told the killer that there was “so much sorrow” in the local community because of what he had done.

“Your actions go against everything that is right and humane. They are incomprehensible,” the judge said. “You had no regard for the dignity of the dead.”

Families of the victims meanwhile called the convicted man an “animal”, and “despicable, sick and twisted”.

“I can never forget having to identify the badly-damaged body of my own daughter,” the mother of Caroline Pierce told the court. “The images of seeing my daughter in that way, repeat over and over in my mind.”

“You raped my baby. She couldn’t say no to a dirty, 66-year-old man who was abusing her body,” the mother of the deceased nine-year-old girl said during her victim impact statement. “She couldn’t say no, but she would have.”

During the trial, the court heard that the corpse of 25-year-old Wendy Knell, who was murdered in her home on June 23rd 1987, showed evidence of her having been raped, either before or during her death.

Meanwhile, it remains unclear what exactly happened to 20-year-old Caroline Pierce, other than the fact she was abducted on November 24th of the same year.

Neighbours did report however that they heard screaming.

Ms Pierce’s body was found half-naked in Romney Marsh three weeks later.

Fuller was eventually tied to both cases over 30 years later thanks to advances in DNA testing, resulting in his subsequent conviction.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that an independent inquiry into how Fuller’s offending was able to go on undetected for so long.

“It will help us understand how these offences took place without detection in the trust, identify any areas where early action by the trust was necessary, and then consider wider national issues, including for the NHS,” the Health Secretary said.

Meanwhile, the chief executive of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Miles Scott, has apologised to the families over the abuse, and that findings from the independent inquiry would be learned from.

He also pledged that the families would be compensated.


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