Monday, 6 December 2021

Serial killer guilty of poisoning 3 men

LONDON: A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering three young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug. Stephen Port, who was also convicted of three rapes, lured the men to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. The 41-year-old chef was also found guilty of seven offences of administering a substance with intent and three sexual assaults. He had denied 29 charges in total. Between August 2014 and September 2015 Port murdered Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, and Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, east London.

He met his victims on dating websites, including Grindr, before giving them fatal doses of the drug in his home in Barking. Their bodies were all found dumped in or near a graveyard within 500m of his house. Mr Taylor’s family wept in court as the guilty verdicts were delivered but Port made no reaction. The jury has yet to reach a verdict on other charges including the alleged murder of Anthony Walgate, 23, who was found dead in the communal hall of Port’s flat in June 2014.

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