The killer of s Bond actor is given life sentence


The murderer of actor Eric Michels, who also used to deal drugs to the Grindr serial killer Stephen Port, was sentenced to life imprisonment. 26-year-old Gerald Matovu hooked up with a much older actor in his house, that is where he gave his victim a lethal dose of the GHB drug and stole some of his possessions. Matovu and his partner, Brandon Dunbar, 24, targeted Michels and 11 other men across a 19-month period, jurors heard. After a night out in Soho, a queer district in London, Michels, who worked for an energy company, logged-onto Grindr on 16 August and met Matovu. They agreed to spend the night in Michel’s house, a few hours later the actor was killed. The next morning Matovu called a taxi and went to Dunbar’s address with a suitcase. It contained a MacBook, mobile phone, initialled black case, US driving license and various cards as well as a suitcase full of bottles of alcohol. Matovu, from south London, was convicted of six counts of administering a noxious substance, seven thefts, six counts of having articles for fraud, murder, assault by penetration, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of a controlled drug of class C.


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