UK court sees film of gay murder
Matt Sibley | November 28, 2005
LONDON — Pictures of the brutal murder of David Morley and the beating of his friend Alistair Whiteside, were played to a courtroom at the Old Bailey yesterday.
The pictures, believed to contain video images, were taken by a 15 year old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on her mobile phone. She is on trial with six others in the London court.
The video shows her asking David Morley, who had survived the anti-gay attack on the Admiral Duncan bar in 1999, to "pose for the camera" as the gang jumped on him and his friend. Morley suffered serious head injuries in the attack and later died in hospital.
Three people were killed and 73 injured in the 1999 bombing on the Admiral Duncan gay bar, where Morley was a barman. He escaped that attempt on his life with minor burns. David Copeland, a 23-year-old engineer from Hampshire and self-proclaimed Nazi, was given six life sentences for the attack.
One of the others charged, an 18 year old man, told the court that they often went out "gay bashing". Darren Case admitted to taking part in at least 20 attacks, but he said he did not participate in killing Morley because he was beating Whiteside at the time.
The other four on trial, Reece Sargeant, 21, Barry Lee, 20 and two 17-year-olds have, however, pleaded not guilty to the murder.
The trial continues.
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