Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Date With Death

Horrifying news out of London. All I can say is be careful out there -- and thank god he's off the streets.

Suspected London serial killer used date rape drug to poison four men he met on gay dating websites: charges 

 The Daily News reports:
A chilling series of bodies found dumped in or near an east London graveyard has led to a man's arrest for murder, with claims he poisoned each of his victims after meeting them on gay dating websites. Suspected serial killer Stephen Port appeared in court Monday where he was charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life, the Evening Standard reported. The 40-year-old man's charges come a little more than a year after the body of his first alleged victim was found near his home in a churchyard at St. Margaret's Church in Barking. All four of the men, between the ages of 21 and 25, died from a lethal dose of the drug GHB, also known as the "date rape drug," autopsies found. "They were invited back to his home in Cooke Street, Barking, they were then given large amounts of a drug by the name of GHB and that caused them to die... and dumped their bodies in Barking cemeteries," Prosecutor Paul Nagle told the court, according to Kent Online. Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23, who was an aspiring fashion designer, was the first found dead a short distance from the church on June 19, 2014, the Standard reported. Two months later, the body of Gabriel Kovari, 22, was also found in the churchyard on Aug. 28. hen exactly one month later on Sept. 20, the body of aspiring chef Daniel Whitworth, 21, was found near his predecessor's exact same location. The same dog walker was said to have found Kovari and Whitworth's bodies. The deaths stopped for the next year before on September 14, the body of 25-year-old Jack Taylor was also found along the church's grounds.Initially the young men's deaths were considered suicides or overdoses. Kovari and Whitworth were friends and a court heard how Whitworth left a suicide note blaming himself for his friend's death. Authorities linked the four bodies as murder victims in October.
Condolences to the victims' loved ones.

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