An 18-year-old in Cardiff, Wales, is on trial for murdering an older gay man he met on a dating site and then boasting about his crime in a video depicting the corpse.
Bleddyn Rees King stands accused of murdering 63-year-old David Evans in January, then ransacking and setting fire to Evans’ home to hide his involvement. Evans’ cat was also killed in the melee.
The prosecution contends King deliberately chose an elderly gay man as his target, assuming he would be more vulnerable and less likely to press charges: “Fuck around with me and this is what happens,” King reportedly claims in the video he made after the killing. “You fuck with me and you fuck with the best.”
King admits to killing Evans, but insists he “lost control” when the elderly man went further sexually than he was ready for. But prosecutors reject that claim, saying King has changed his story several times since his arrest, including one account in which he was supposedly protecting Evans from a pair of thugs. “He told officers ‘I should have a medal for it,” says attorney Michael Mathers-Lee.
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