Man Charged with Murder of Gay Man on London Doorstep
David Kilcullen, a 46-year-old man, appeared in court today charged with murder in the stabbing of a gay couple on their London doorstep last week. The murdered man's partner managed to stagger to a neighbor's house to call for assistance. He remains in critical condition.
The London Daily News reports: "Gerry Edwards (pictured), 59 was knifed to death in the suspected homophobic attack at their home in Bickley on Wednesday night. His long-term partner, Chris Bevan, 56, was also repeatedly stabbed injured at their home on Page Heath Villas around 8pm. Police say he is "clinging to life" in hospital - Edwards died at the scene, David Kilcullen, 46, from Bickley in Bromley, Kent, will stand trial for murder and attempted murder...Police say they are keeping an open mind about the attack but a murder enquiry has been launched. The detective added: "We have found no evidence of a break-in and we are not ruling out that it may have been a homophobic attack."