UK killer David Fuller’s family in ‘total shock’ over crimes

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UK killer David Fuller's family in 'total shock' over crimes

The family of David Fuller — the UK man who pleaded guilty to the 1987 murder of two young women, as well as more than 100 acts of necrophilia — said they are “in total shock” about his gruesome misdeeds.

“It’s too horrific. I can’t even take it in myself yet,” Fuller’s ex-wife, Gill Palmer, told The Sun.

As for their children, Palmer said, “They didn’t know the man. I didn’t know the man.”

Fuller, 67, pleaded guilty last week to killing Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in separate attacks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, nearly 35 years ago.

Both young women had been bludgeoned and strangled, then raped after they died.

Dubbed the “Bedsit Murders,” their deaths were Britain’s oldest cold case until last December, when DNA evidence pointed to Fuller.

At his house, investigators found hard drives containing millions of images of sexual abuse, as well as videos of him violating dozens of corpses while working at area morgues.

Two of David Fuller's victims, Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce.
David Fuller’s victims, Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce.
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“It’s not right on so many levels. It’s just not right,” said Palmer, 65. “My children can’t talk about it. They’re not in a good frame of mind. What came out has been a total shock. It’s their father you’re talking about.”

Fuller’s neighbors told The Sun they found it “odd” that he never raised the shades at the East Sussex home where he lived for 18 years.

“He was a bit odd. He wouldn’t talk,” one said.” But he was just that man who lived there with his wife. The fact he was responsible for the murder of a woman I knew is truly sickening. I’m just appalled.”

David Fuller in custody
Fuller pleaded guilty in the 1987 killings of Knell and Pierce.
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Another recalled Fuller “was often out washing his car.”

“Now it gives me a chill down my spine — why was he always washing it?” they told the Sun. “Was he getting rid of evidence? It’s a horrible image that I can’t get out of my mind […] “We often heard him driving off at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. and now we know where he was going.”

Fuller admitted to raping almost 80 bodies, age 9 to 100. But police believe he may have assaulted hundreds more over the 12 years he worked as a maintenance man and electrician at Kent and Sussex Hospital and its replacement, Tunbridge Wells Hospital. 

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