UGANDA: Gerald Matovu found guilty of killing James Bond Actor
|Gerald Matovu. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / The Guardian|
Gerald Matovu, a serial thief who targeted victims through gay dating apps has been found guilty of murdering former James Bond actor Eric Michels with a fatal overdose of a chemsex drug at his home in Chessington, BBC reports.
An Old Bailey jury convicted Gerald Matovu, 26, of killing Eric Michels, 54, who was found dead at his south-west London home on August 18, 2018.
According to BBC, the court heard Mr Matovu, met up with Eric Michels in central London, through the Grindr app, before taking a cab back to Mr Michel’s house.
Matovu had previously admitted selling Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), to serial killer Stephen Port. GHB is a a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that is commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape” drug. The drug is reported to cause Euphoria, increased sex drive and tranquility.
Port was given a whole-life term for the murders of four young men he poisoned with lethal doses of the substance and raped after meeting them on Grindr.
At a trial, Matovu, of Southwark, south London, and his co-defendant Brandon Dunbar, 24 of Forest Gate, east London, were convicted of a string of charges including administering a noxious substance, assault by penetration and theft.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 15, 2019 at 12:46PM