Serial killer’s dealer jailed for Grindr murder

Gerald MatovuImage copyright Met Police
Image caption Gerald Matovu was discovered responsible of 39 offences, together with murder, following a trial

A drug dealer who equipped serial killer Stephen Port has been jailed for at the least 31 years for the murder of a businessman.

Gerald Matovu, 26, killed Eric Michels, 54, with a deadly overdose of GHB – the identical drug his former buyer used to kill 4 males.

He was one in all 12 males focused by Matovu and lover, Brandon Dunbar, 24, over a 19-month interval, The Old Bailey heard.

Sentencing, decide Anne Molyneux QC stated Matovu was an “experienced poisoner”.

Matovu had beforehand admitted promoting GHB to Port, however had denied Mr Michel’s murder.

He was jailed for a complete of 39 offences regarding 14 victims.

The court docket heard he and companion Dunbar focused victims by way of homosexual courting apps, finishing up a string of thefts and frauds by drugging victims.

Matovu, met Eric Michels by way of the Grindr app and took a cab again to the sufferer’s flat on 18 August 2018.

Passing sentence, the Judge stated Matovu, who now identifies as feminine, was a “highly dangerous predator”.

Co-defendant Dunbar, of Forest Gate, east London, was jailed for 18 years and advised he should serve at the least two-thirds in jail.

The decide additionally imposed an prolonged sentence of 5 years, to be served on licence.

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