Stephen Port: Barking serial killer found guilty of all four murder charges
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Serial killer Stephen Port has been found guilty of all four murder charges.
The jury returned a guilty verdict in relation to the deaths of Jack Taylor, Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth this morning. The 10 men and two women found him guilty of murdering Anthony Walgate this afternoon.
Port, of Cooke Street, Barking, killed his first victim, Mr Walgate, 23, in June 2014. He lied about the circumstances of the death and was later jailed for perverting the course of justice.
The 41-year-old dumped the body of his second victim, 22-year-old Mr Kovari, in the grounds of St Margaret’s Church in Barking – less than 500 metres from his home – in September 2014.
His third victim, 21-year-old Mr Whitworth, was dumped in the same place less than a month later, along with a suicide note planted on him that Port had forged.
His last victim, Mr Taylor, 25, was found dead near the grounds of the same church in September 2015.
All four died as the result of an overdose of date rape drug GHB after Port met them on gay dating websites.
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The jury convicted Port of a total of 22 offences against 11 men, including the four murders, four rapes, 10 counts of administering a substance, and four sex assaults.
He was cleared on three counts of rape.
Port will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday morning.