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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. 

Kilcullen 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."

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  1. WTF?!?

    Posted by: Giovanni | Mar 11, 2009 12:26:37 PM

  2. Another life taken in the name of hate.

    I can't help but wonder what makes another human being kill another, especially over sexuality. The heterosexual friends in my life could not care less about another human beings sexuality, mostly as they are secure in their own and they don't really care. It seems more often that men (and it is mostly men) who attack/kill other men based on perceived sexual orientation are fighting inner homosexual demons.

    Posted by: CJ | Mar 11, 2009 2:52:29 PM

  3. This being a British story, and with the touchy-feely EU regulations on justice impacting the matter, what happens if this suspect is convicted? He likely gets no more than a sound talking to, and house confinement with deprivation of his G&T or daily pint! Is there any prospect for a long (as in more than 20 yrs.) prison sentence? I'm not counting on it.

    Posted by: Contrarian | Mar 11, 2009 10:41:31 PM

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