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Hospital electrician serving life sentence in U.K. admits to abusing a total of 101 dead women

by Mahmmod Shar


A hospital electrician serving a full-life sentence in Britain for murdering two women and sexually abusing corpses in mortuaries on Thursday admitted to defiling 23 additional dead women, police said.

In 1987, David Fuller, then 68 years old, admitted to strangling Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in Kent, southeast England, months apart.

In addition, he admitted guilt to 51 additional crimes involving 78 victims in morgues between 2008 and 2020.

Fuller confessed to sexually assaulting an additional 23 dead women in hospital morgues on Thursday at a hearing at Croydon Crown Court, including 12 counts of sexual penetration of a corpse, bringing the total number of victims to 101.

Statements from the families of the victims are being prepared, according to prosecutor Michael Bisgrove, for Fuller’s sentencing next month.

“There are many family members of the victims who would like to attend court in one way or another, some of whom who would wish to read their victim personal statements to the court,” he added.

David Fuller KENT POLICE

While sentencing him for murder last year, judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb said that Fuller appeared to be living a “mild and ordinary life,” but “in seclusion… committed acts of the deepest darkness.”

“Having killed two young women who were full of the promise of life you became a vulture, picking your victims from among the dead, within the hidden world of hospital mortuaries which you were left free to inhabit, simply because you had a swipe card,” she added.

Police who searched his home found he had filmed himself carrying out the attacks at the two mortuaries where he had worked in electrical maintenance since 1989.

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The offenses include the sexual penetration of a corpse, possessing an extreme pornographic image involving sexual interference with a corpse and taking indecent images of children.

The evidence found dated back to 2008 — when digital camera devices were becoming more widespread — but police believe the true scale of Fuller’s offenses may never be known.

The health secretary at the time, Sajid Javid, called Fuller’s offenses “profoundly distressing” and promised that action would be taken to “ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”

The government announced an independent inquiry into how Fuller’s crimes went undetected for so long.

According to BBC News, Libby Clark from the Crown Prosecution Service said, “Fuller’s actions were depraved, disgusting and dehumanizing, on a scale that has never been encountered before in legal history.

“It was vital for us to bring these additional charges for the women we could identify, and those we sadly couldn’t, to reflect his offending and bring justice for the families that we can.

“The horrors of this case will no doubt remain with everyone who has worked so tirelessly to bring the case to a close.”


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