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British Special Needs Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Four Men He Met On Gay Websites

Special Needs Teacher Accused Of Being A Serial Killer: ‘Oxford Graduate’ Allegedly Murdered Four Men He Met On Gay Websites And Poisoned Them With Party Drug GHB Before Their Bodies Were Found Within A Few Hundred Yards Of Each Other – Daily Mail

A special needs teacher appeared in court today accused of drugging and murdering young men he met on gay websites before dumping their bodies in and around his local churchyard.

Alleged serial killer Stephen Port, 40, of Barking, east London, is accused of using the party drug GHB – known as liquid ecstasy – to poison his four victims in a string of attacks spanning 14 months.

Port, who claims to have been an Oxford graduate who also served in the Royal Navy, is said to have met the men online and then invited them back to his flat for sex.

The victims then died allegedly after they were given fatal amounts of GHB, which is colourless and odourless, between June last year and September this year.

The men, all in their early twenties, were found dead within a few hundred yards of his Barking home but had previously been considered suicides or overdoses.


Pictured: This is Stephen Port, 40, left on Facebook and right in the dock, who today appeared in court accused of murdering four young men in the past 15 months


Map: Port lives in a house in Cooke Street, Barking, and one body was found in the same street last year. Two bodies were later found in the nearby grounds of St Margaret’s Church and another was found on North Street, next to the Abbey Ruins. All the deaths happened in the space of 15 months

Three of the bodies were found either close to the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church in the town or the nearby Abbey Ruins. Another alleged victim was found on the same street Port lived in, Cooke Street, in Barking.

Port was arrested last Thursday after a police raid on his flat and has been charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

Port, who has blonde hair but is now nearly bald with only a few tufts of hair on his head, appeared in the dock at Barkingside Magistrates accompanied by three uniformed officers.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing.

Wearing a prison issue grey tracksuit he held one of his arms and repeatedly glanced at the floor. He gave no indication of plea.

Deputy District Judge Shlomo Kreiman remanded Port in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

His first alleged victim is said to be Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead on Cooke Street on June 19 2014.

Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, was found dead near the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church, North Street in Barking, on August 28 2014.

Less than a month later Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, was also found dead near the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church on September 20 2014.

Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, whose body was found near the Abbey Ruins close to North Street on September 14 this year, is believed to be his most recent victim.

Port describes himself on Facebook as a special needs teacher at Westminster Kingsway College in King’s Cross. It says he attended the University of Oxford between 2000 and 2003.

His likes include a number of gay websites and lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual support groups.

Anthony Walgate, the first alleged victim, was a student at the University of Middlesex who had dreams of being a famous fashion designer.

Police found him dead in the street at 4am on June 19, 2014.

At the time his devastated mother Sarah Sak, from Hull, said she was convinced her son would not have drunk too much or taken drugs before he died.

Toxicology tests later confirmed that he had only a small amount of alcohol in his system and no traces of illegal drugs.


Pictured: This is Stephen Port, 40, pictured left and right, who allegedly drugged the four men and killed them after inviting them back to his flat

The second and third alleged victims Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth, 21, were found at the same Barking church within one month of each other.

An inquest earlier this year heard both men had taken GHB and methadone.

Mr Whitworth had ‘blamed himself for Mr Kovari’s death’ after they took the drug GHB at an orgy, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court heard in June.

A dog walker found Slovakian-born Mr Kovari on August 28 last year while Mr Whitworth, from Kent, was found on September 20.

The coroner was told that Mr Whitworth was found dead holding a note in his left hand, which said: ‘I can’t go on anymore, I took the life of my friend Gabriel.

‘We were just having some fun at a mate’s place and I got carried away and gave him another shot of G[HB]. It was an accident, I know I will go to prison if I go to the police.’

The note said the men had sex at the party and added: ‘I have taken what G[HB] I had left, with sleeping pills – if it does kill me it’s what I deserve. This way I can at least be with Gabriel again.’

A statement by Mr Kovari’s family was issued at the time.

It read: ‘He was full of love and care for others and loved the company of his friends,’ a letter from his brother and mum which was read out in court, said. ‘He had been a very inquisitive and special child gifted in arts.

‘He had excellent relationships with all his relatives and the desire to prove himself to the world.’

Mr Kovari’s flatmate, John Pape, told the inquest he had seen him with Mr Whitworth and was meeting men through gay social network site Grindr.

A statement from Mr Whitworth’s father, Adam Whitworth, was read to the inquest.

It said: ‘He was an active and intelligent outdoors boy who loved days on his bike exploring leafy byways,’ it read. ‘Those who knew him were shocked by this terrible news.’

Ms Persaud recorded an open verdict.

The final alleged victim, Jack Taylor, 25, was found dead in September.


Home: Port’s first alleged victim is said to be Anthony Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead outside the alleged serial killer’s flat on Cooke Street, Barking on June 19, 2014


Deaths: The second and third alleged victims Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth, 21, were found here in the graveyard of St Margaret’s Church last summer, pictured today


Victim: Last month Port’s final alleged victim Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, was found close to the Abbey Ruins, next to the churchyard, also pictured today

The 25-year-old, who worked on night shifts as a forklift operator, had been out with friends on the Saturday evening before he was found dead in the early hours of the morning.

He was last seen meeting a man at Barking station at around 2am and walking towards the Abbey Ruins.

His body was found around 300 yards from where Mr Whitworth and Mr Kovari were found dead by a dog walker.



Granny Ripper: 68-Year-Old Serial Killer Tamara Samsonova Ate Body Parts Of Her 11 Victims

Suspected Serial Killer Tamara Samsonova ‘Ate’ Parts Of Her 11 Victims, ‘Granny Ripper’ Kept Detailed Diary On Murders – The Inquisitr


Tamara Samsonova, the 68-year-old serial killer who has been accused of murdering 11 victims, allegedly not only dismembered and beheaded each of the people she killed, but it’s now been reported that she was also a cannibal who actually ate parts of their bodies.

Samsonova is suspected to have committed each of these murders over a 20-year period in St. Petersburg. According to the Daily Mail, Samsonova wrote about the murders and victims in a series of diaries. In fact, it’s even been reported that she wrote about them in English, Russian, and German, while she also had black magic and astrological books.

Samsonova’s reign of terror came to an end last week. The “Granny Ripper” was reportedly caught on CCTV cameras close to her abode in the Russian city removing the corpse of her most recent victim, which she’d placed inside a black plastic bag. The body was found close to the Dimitrova Street pond in St. Petersburg.

The name of this woman was Valentina Ulanova, a 79-year-old who Samsonova cared for. Ulanova is thought to have overdosed on sleeping pills that Samsonova allegedly fed to her. Ulanova was then hacked to death with a hacksaw by Samsonova while she was still alive.

Speaking to police, Samsonova reportedly admitted that she’d killed Ulanova over an argument about dirty cups that needed to be washed. Mikhail Timoshatov, a senior investigator in St. Petersburg, explained, “Tamara Samsonova says that at first she made her friend sleep – and then cut her into pieces.”

Detectives are now under the assumption that Samsonova, who worked as a hotel worker, ate some of the body parts that she had chopped off her victims. Samsonova reportedly removed the arms, legs, and even heads of the people that she killed.

Meanwhile, one of the most gruesome allegations that has been shot towards Samsonova is that she enjoyed eating the lungs of her victims too, as internal organs were specifically removed from the bodies.

The Daily Mail even wrote that she “had a penchant for gauging out and eating lungs.” A police source stated when asked if she was a cannibal, “It is not excluded.”

Police are now examining and analyzing Samsonova’s diary entries, and comparing them to a spate of unsolved murder cases in the city that bare a striking resemblance to how the “Granny Ripper” allegedly killed her victims. This diary includes several mentions of murders, including the death of one of her lodgers. However, Russian police are refusing to release further details of the journal until the investigation is finished.



Was Chicago Doctor Serial Killer London’s Jack The Ripper?

Was Chicago Doctor Serial Killer London’s Jack The Ripper? Descendant Of American Murderer Investigates Links Between The Notorious Criminals – Daily Mail

One descendant of H.H. Holmes, the notorious Chicago man known as America’s first serial killer, now suggests his ancestor could actually have also been the London serial killer Jack the Ripper.

Jeff Mudgett, the great-great-great-grandson of the killer, has submitted handwriting samples from both Holmes and Jack the Ripper for review and handwriting experts have confirmed the likelihood they could stem from the same hand.

Now Mudgett is on a quest to see if the American, believed to have killed 200 victims before he was caught in 1894, had made any documented visits to London around the same time with the killing wave swept through London.

Serial killer: H.H. Holmes confessed to killing 27 people before he was caught in 1894, but many believe he was responsible for the deaths of 200

Scene of crime: The Murder Castle, circa 1893, was designed by Holmes to have secret passage ways and body chutes to transport bodies

Herman Webster Mudgett, known as H.H. Holmes, was a wealthy and well-educated doctor in Chicago, where he moved in 1884 from his native New Hampshire.

He eventually became owner of a drugstore and opened a hotel in Englewood, a suburb of the Windy City.

But the 60-room boarding house was a murder trap – having been constructed to allow the proprietor easy access to his victims.

Dubbed ‘the murder castle’ he designed the structure with windowless rooms equipped with gas lines
and body chutes so he could transport his sedated or already dead victims to the basement of the hotel.

Hidden: A diagram that appeared in the Chicago Tribune showed the secret passage ways inside of the ‘Murder Castle’ where Holmes could easily move his victims to the basement

Striking: Jeff Mudgett enlisted handwriting experts to compare the handwriting of H.H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper. The experts say they likely came from the same hand

Some victims were locked in their bedrooms, that were soundproof and fixed with gas lines, so they would be asphyxiated.

Others were kept in a soundproof bank vault, where they would be kept and ultimately would suffocate.

Once the victims died, hidden body chutes would allow Holmes to drop their sedated or dead bodies to the basement of the hotel, where he would dissect the corpses – selling the skeletons to medical schools.

Deadly: Jack the Ripper (portrayed in the 2001 film From Hell) is believed to have killed five prostitutes in London in 1888

Holmes was finally caught and admitted to killing 27 people, though some suspect he was to blame for 200 deaths.

He was hanged in May 1896.

He had been married to three different women and had an unknown number of children.

Jeff Mudgett learned of his terrifying heritage when his grandmother decided to investigate their lineage as part of a growing tend among families wishing to find out more about their family tree.

‘It left him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and his family. The new information forever changed him, propelling him down a new path in search of the truth,’ according to an interview he gave to Ancestry.com.

He began looking into the heinous crimes of his ancestor and the inquiry took a turn, when he began to notice similarities in Mudgett’s modus operandi and that of Jack the Ripper.

Jeff Mudgett learned of his family history at the age of 40

‘Jeff had H.H. Holmes’ handwriting compared to the infamous Jack the Ripper letter. One expert, recommended by the British Library, concluded both were written by the “same hand,” while a computer program used by the Postal Service and Department of Justice stated it was a 97.95 per cent match.’

Jack the Ripper was the title given to the unidentified killer who preyed upon the poor and immigrant communities of London in 1888, killing five.

It’s believed that this killer targeted female prostitutes, whose throats were slashed before the perpetrator mutilated their internal organs.

The abdominal mutilation caused many to believe the killer was surgically trained.

The identity of the murderer has remained unknown but he has arguably become the world’s most famous killers, even a century after his deadly spree.

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‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer May Have Murdered Eight More Women

‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer May Have Murdered Eight More Women – ABC News

Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man suspected of being the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer may be responsible for the disappearance or murder of eight more women according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said evidence uncovered at Franklin Jr.’s home could tie him to six missing persons, one unsolved murder and the possible murder of an unidentified woman.

Police announced the findings Tuesday night as part of their ongoing investigation into a series of killings and missing persons in and around the Los Angeles community where the 57-year-old lived.

Franklin, Jr. is accused of murdering ten young women between 1985 and 2007 in South Los Angeles.

He had been dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because of the perceived 14-year-gap in his alleged crime spree.

Evidence Found at Home Links Suspect to 3 Victims

Of the six missing, investigators connected three of them to Franklin Jr. with evidence found at his home.

Detectives also believe Franklin Jr. is linked to an unsolved 1988 murder of a woman who lived and worked near his south Los Angeles home.

Another woman’s identity is unknown, but police found a photo of her in his refrigerator- a place that seemed to be where the suspect kept snap shots of several women.

It’s “what appears to be his special location,” for storing his cache of pictures said lead homicide detective Dennis Kilycoyne.

Following his arrest last summer, police spent three days combing through his home and property.

There, they collected mounds of evidence against the former city sanitation worker, including thousands of photographs of different woman- most of them unidentified.

This past December, the Los Angeles Police Department released 180 photos of those mysterious women in effort to get the public’s help in identifying them.

The response was overwhelming and leads poured into the downtown Los Angeles police headquarters.

Louisa Pensanti, the attorney representing Franklin Jr., did not return ABC News’ request for comment, but she has in the past criticized police for releasing the photographs of women found at Franklin Jr.’s home.

Pensanti said the photos are of Franklin Jr.’s friends and family and that their release is “jeopardizing Lonnie Franklin’s chance for a fair trial.”

“The photographs include members and friends of the Franklin family, all now subject to the intense scrutiny of the public as well as the police,” Pensanti told ABC News.

She added that the photos were not part of the evidence discovery that she was provided with by the District Attorney’s Office, and she also told the Associated Press that Franklin’s relatives are upset the photos were released.

But in an interview with ABC News’ David Wright, Kilcoyne doubted the alleged murderer ever took a break from his killing spree.

“I don’t believe for a minute he was quiet.”

Franklin Jr. is charged with 10 counts of murder and one attempted murder. He is due back in court on June 1.

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At the bottom of the Pit of Moral Retardation and digging

That is the place you will find the most ardent defenders of “pro-choice” Verum Serum takes these miscreants to task for their complete lack of morality.

He was a bad man but not an “abortion doctor” according to Jeanne Sager. Yes, women were coming to Gosnell for illegal abortions and he was providing them with dead babies for a fee, but according to Sager, Gosnell wasn’t really an abortionist”

It’s perfectly justifiable for the court system to prosecute him on the allegations that women died in his office because of piss poor medical care. It’s justifiable too to charge him with murder for allegedly inducing labor, then killing the live babies with scissors. That wasn’t abortion. Abortion does not take the life of a child who has entered this world. There is a very clear line, and Gosnell crossed it.

So that’s the gist of the argument.  You see, by allowing the babies to be born first, he crossed that always fine line between abortionist and serial killer. I find it noteworthy that those two are always so close together. Kill babies moments after birth, you’re a serial killer facing the death penalty. Kill them moments before, you’re a respected professional in a service industry.

The same viable infants–had they been killed inside the womb–would be of no account in Jeanne Sager’s view. In that case, they would be just so much medical waste. But once they take a breath outside the womb they are magically and instantly transformed into real people.

It’s good to have bright lines to fall back on, especially when they mark a distinction without a difference.

There is no more morally depraved group of people on earth than those who delude themselves into not only excusing, but perversely celebrating infanticide. Consider one more quote from Sager.

Fact: Kermit Gosnell was not acting as an “abortion doctor” when he allegedly killed living, breathing babies. He was acting as a murderer.

Is this person so demented that they cannot grasp the obvious? That baby was ALIVE, minutes before it was removed from the womb. How could it not be? Does Sager somehow think that the child ONLY came to life, developed organs, and limbs and eyes when it was pulled out of its mother?

UPDATE!! Sager is not alone in the Pit of Moral Retardation

“I’ve scooped brains out of buckets, I’ve counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of dead babies. You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.”
Paul Z. Myers, University of Minnesota biology professor

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