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UK electrician admits killing 2 women, assaulting 80 corpses

19:37, 04 November 2021
UK electrician admits killing 2 women, assaulting 80 corpses Photo: Sergei Bulkin/NEWS.ru

David Fuller was identified as the killer of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce who were murdered over 30 years ago.


The identification was made possible by special new DNA analysis technologies.

Knell was 25-years-old when Fuller raped and strangled her. She was found dead and naked by her boyfriend in 1987.

"I didn't remember for a long time. I used to find myself at the bottom of the garden in the middle of the night, by myself, crying my eyes out.” Knell’s 84-year-old mother told the press.

"Wendy was a lovely, spirited girl and a good daughter. She had just started a new life, living away from us, but she didn't have much of one, did she?,” she added.

The second victim was 20-year-old Pierce who was killed 5 months later. She was a waitress from a restaurant which Fuller visited. 

The 67-year-old Fuller also admitted that he sexually assaulted over at least 80 corpses during his work at a morgue of a hospital.

Many of his sexual encounters with the corpses were also filmed by him.

In total the police found 14 million images starting from 2008, however considering he worked there from 1989 it is believed that there are even more materials.

Detectives believe that he has assaulted even more corpses whose ages vary from nine till 100.

In the court it was said that Fuller is a "controlled sexual deviant who preyed on young women and derived sexual gratification from the violation of their dead bodies".

"The extent and scale of his offending is likely to be unprecedented in this country," the police said in a statement.

Fuller most possibly will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole.