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David Fuller has appeared in court after cold case cops charged him with one of Britain’s biggest unsolved double killings.
Fuller of small market town Heathfield in East Sussex, was in the dock today over the deaths of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce – known as the ‘Bedsit Murders’ – in 1987.
He is 66 years old.
Cold case detectives have charged the 66-year-old with two counts of murder and he has been remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court today.
Both victims were sexually assaulted, beaten, and strangled, just months apart.
Shop manager Ms. Knell, 25, was found sexually assaulted and beaten to death in her bedsit in Guildford Road, Tunbridge Wells, on June 23, 1987, after failing to turn up for work.
There was no sign of a forced entry and police believe the killer broke in through a faulty back window.
Ms. Knell’s diary and keys with a distinctive Austrian keyring were missing and have never been found.
The second victim was killed five months later after being attacked outside her home in Grosvenor Park.
Ms. Pierce was last seen at about midnight on November 24, 1987, when she was dropped off by a taxi at her home after a night out with friends.
Screams were heard outside the house and her naked body was later found by a farmworker in a drainage ditch 40 miles away on Romney Marsh on December 15 that year.
David Fuller Charged
Fuller appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court today dressed in a grey jumper, white t-shirt, and grey trousers.
He spoke only to confirm his name, address, and date of birth during a hearing lasting less than five minutes.
Prosecutor Nessa Ndhlova alleged: “This matter involves a double murder.
“The first victim is a Miss Wendy Knell, who would have been 25 at the time, and the second is one Ms. Caroline Pierce who would have been aged 20.
“In the early hours of June 23, 1987, Wendy Knell was murdered in her ground-floor bedsit flat.
“She suffered injuries and the cause of death that was given was compression of the neck and hemorrhage.
“The cause of death for Ms. Caroline Pierce was given as strangulation and a closed head injury and there was a sexual assault.”
The defendant, who didn’t enter pleas to the two charges against him, will next appear before a crown court judge on Tuesday.