A mortuary worker serving life sentences for murdering two women and abusing corpses in a morgue has today, November 3, admitted more sex offences against dead bodies.
“Morgue monster” David Fuller, 68, has pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to 16 sexual offences relating to 23 dead women in mortuaries between 2007 and 2020.
These consisted of 12 counts of sexual penetration of a corpse and four counts of possession of extreme pornography.
He received two whole life sentences in December 2021, after pleading guilty to the murders of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in 1987. Fuller beat and strangled both women to death before sexually assaulting them in two separate attacks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
He also pleaded guilty to 51 other offences, including 44 charges relating to 78 victims in mortuaries between 2008 and November 2020.
Fuller filmed himself abusing corpses in the now-closed Kent and Sussex Hospital and the Tunbridge Wells Hospital, in Pembury, where he had worked as an electrician since 1989.
Fuller pleaded guilty to the following: two charges under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 relating to the possession of extreme pornography in connection with 10 unidentified victims; two charges under section 70 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 relating to offences involving three unidentified victims; two charges under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 relating to the possession of extreme pornography in connection with 13 identified victims; and ten charges under section 70 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 relating to offences involving 10 identified victims.
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said Fuller, who appeared in court by video-link from HMP Frankland, must appear in person when she sentences him in the week starting December 5.
Prosecutor Michael Bisgrove said victim personal statements are being prepared.
“There are many family members of the victims who would like to attend court in one way or another, some of whom who would wish to read their victim personal statements to the court,” he said.
The Government has announced an independent inquiry into how Fuller went undetected until being arrested for what have been dubbed the “bedsit murders” on December 3 2020 following new analysis of decades-old DNA evidence.