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Who is David Fuller ?
A 67-year-old man is expected to admit to the murder of two women in Tunbridge Wells more than 30 years ago.
David Fuller appeared in a gray tracksuit at Maidstone Crown Court charged with the two deaths.
Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce were found dead in 1987.
The 1987 murders of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, were dubbed the “Bedsit murders” after the two young women were found dead within the space of a few months in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. .wikipedia
The murders remained unsolved for more than 30 years despite multiple reviews of unsolved cases, along with appeals on BBC Crimewatch and anniversary appeals, but the case was never closed.
Arrested and Charged
Fuller of Heathfield, East Sussex, was arrested and charged with the murders of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, both in 1987.
His attorney Oliver Saxby QC told Judge Cheema Grubb that he is expected to admit to the killings on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
A trial is expected at Maidstone Crown Court in November and he was taken into custody.
The women’s bodies were found six months apart in Tunbridge Wells in 1987.
Ms. Knell, 25, was found dead in her bedroom on Guildford Road, the city, on June 23.
Today, the Maidstone Crown Court heard that 67-year-old electrician David Fuller has admitted responsibility for both murders, but will deny the murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.wikipedia
Fuller, of Heathfield, East Sussex, was arrested and charged with both murders in December 2020, and faces a murder trial on November 1.
Today, at a pre-trial hearing, prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC told the court: “The defendant has admitted responsibility for both murders on the basis of diminished responsibility.”
His attorney Oliver Saxby QC also told Judge Cheema Grubb that he is expected to admit to the killings on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Atkinson did not say whether the Crown would accept such a statement, but the court heard that the psychiatric reports are still ongoing.
The two women only lived a mile apart in Tunbridge Wells and worked on the same busy downtown street, but they did not know each other.
Store manager Wendy, 25, was found dead in her ground floor apartment on Guildford Road on June 23, 1987 after she failed to show up for work.
Police believe restaurant worker Caroline was killed on November 24 of that year, although it was not until three weeks later that her body was found on the levee in a remote field in Romney Marsh.
Dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, Fuller, 67, bald and wearing glasses, appeared in person in court.
He pleaded not guilty to the murder of Miss Knell on or about June 22, 1987 and not guilty of the murder of Miss Pierce on or about November 24, 1987.
Fuller was put on remand.