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Catching a killer (ch4)

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Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 21:58:35

Anyone else watching this?!

Poor fella finally thought he had found love at 67 (kept a diary about how happy he was n everything) only to be poisoned by the bastard. Who then killed another person too.

Absolutely heart breaking.
Hope he never found out what was happening to him.

JaneJeffer Mon 13-Jan-20 22:02:31

It's unreal!

Did you think Ben was smirking when he was arrested?

FREEM Mon 13-Jan-20 22:03:38

it's shocking.
yes i though he smirked

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:06:03

Yeah he did. That whole asking for a book thing too! Just f*cking unreal.

I was watching 'faking it tears of a crime the other day' and they pointed out liars often lick their lips to 'hold back the lies' ect n couldn't help but notice that too.

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:16:03

Damn just when you think the shocks are over. Hats of to the people who had to work this case. Think I'd be traumatised.

Doyoumind Mon 13-Jan-20 22:16:30

This guy is clearly a psychopath. What a piece of work.

Noeuf Mon 13-Jan-20 22:18:43

Is love to know why no one thought to suggest a 26 yr old was unlikely to be that interested in a 67 year old or that being his student wasn't a great idea.

JaneJeffer Mon 13-Jan-20 22:23:24

It's horrible sad

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:24:05

Bigger age gaps sometimes in gay dating...?

I'm more curious as to how no one got the wiggs from him.

Doyoumind Mon 13-Jan-20 22:27:41

I am honestly gobsmacked by this guy.

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:29:50

Guys a sadist as well as a stone cold psycho.

I can watch most stuff n not much shocks me... but I think I'm gonna struggle to sleep tonight.

Bearspears Mon 13-Jan-20 22:34:13

It's horrible. And so very sad!

I wonder if he was responsible for any other deaths?!

Cocolapew Mon 13-Jan-20 22:34:43

Me too Noeuf, did nobody think it was inappropriate or suspicious?

Noeuf Mon 13-Jan-20 22:38:02

Cocole exactly - the vicar saying young men sometimes fancy old men, the family who don't seem to have had a clue, the uni/college and students aware he was living with a student, just why did no one think wtf?

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:38:26

Yeah wouldn't be surprised if he bumped off other ppl just for the fun/power n they haven't linked it to him because there wasn't the fraud aspect...

Curious to know what the role of the other guy was in all this...

Bearspears Mon 13-Jan-20 22:39:53

You've got to question the original investigation. Seems like poor police work that no one questioned the alcoholic angle.

Noeuf Mon 13-Jan-20 22:41:54

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/sadistic-killer-branded-thoroughly-evil-17111884.amp

Court case details

Goneback2school Mon 13-Jan-20 22:44:58

Nearly the most horrible thing was that clip of him taunting the older person with dementia into getting violent. Evil man.

FREEM Mon 13-Jan-20 22:45:03

I.dont understand why he didn't have post mortem originally.
wpuldnt that have shown the drugs in his system

JaneJeffer Mon 13-Jan-20 22:45:37

People probably thought it was odd him living with a younger man but what could they do?

Glad he got a lengthy sentence.

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:48:09

So apparently he was actually found not guilty of killing the later lady. And the other guy not guilty of anything.

Man I hope he spends the full 36 years behind bars.

ShrekandDonkey Mon 13-Jan-20 22:54:09

This is very close to home for me. DH is the best friend of the guy found not guilty. The programme could have shown so much more, Ben Field is a total psychopath.

Pinkbonbon Mon 13-Jan-20 22:59:10

I'd imagine he was just as taken in as everyone else. Lucky he lived to tell the tale.

ShrekandDonkey Mon 13-Jan-20 23:03:01

Oh most definitely.

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Mon 13-Jan-20 23:04:00

Absolutely heart breaking .

If he had just killed Peter he would absolutely have got away with it.

He got greedy though and tried to do it again.

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