Serial Killer Stephen Port
Stephen Port was sentenced by the court at London’s Old Bailey to life imprisonment. Earlier this week, a jury had found him guilty of killing four young gay men. He drugged and raped them first. After he raped them he dumped their bodies near his apartment in East London.
The fatalities were found in a period of fifteen months, all near the home of Port. The first victim was the 23-year-old Anthony Walgate, who studied at the fashion academy of Middlesex. He was found on June 19, 2014. A month later a passer-by who walking his dog near the cemetery of St Margaret’s Church, found the lifeless body of 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari. A month later the same passer-by found on almost the same place the third victim: 21-year-old Daniel Whitworth from Kent. The 25-year-old Jack Taylor was the last victim; This truck driver was found September 14th, 2015, a few hundred meters away from that same graveyard.
The judge said he assumes that Port did not intend to kill the men, but only to drug them with GHB. But the judge also said that he must have noticed that there was a high risk of death, especially after the death of his first victim.
The judge blames Port that in each case he carefully planned the act in advance. Port, cook in a canteen for bus drivers admitted he has a fetish for having sex with young unconscious men he met on social media and apps like Grindr.
Unlike in the Netherlands a life sentence in the United Kingdom comes with conditions. The judge:
” I have no doubt that the seriousness of the crime was so exceptionally high that a life term is justified, even necessary. I want to set no minimum term. The penalty is a lifetime imprisonment. The result is that the culprit will die in prison “.
There was applause from the public gallery that consisted of relatives of the victims. Someone shouted, “I hope you die a long, slow death, you piece of shit, ‘according to The Guardian.
English Police has 58 other suspicious deaths linked to GHB in research and asks the public if port was involved in those crimes aswell.