Svetlana Ekimenko

November 7, 2021



David Fuller, hired as an electrician at the Kent and Sussex Hospital in 1989, and then the Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2011, has been charged in the 1987 murders of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20. A police search of his home revealed self-recorded images of him molesting female corpses at two mortuaries between 2008 and late 2020.

A nurse who claims she had a two-year affair with David Fuller, known as the “morgue rapist”, has said she is lucky to be alive, while wondering why she was spared the terrible fate of his other victims, reported Sunday Mirror.

“To think I’m associated with someone who did something so terrible is awful. I’m very lucky he didn’t kill me,” the nurse is cited as saying.

On 4 November, part way through his trial at Maidstone Crown Court, David Fuller pleaded guilty to murdering Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in two separate attacks in Tunbridge Wells in 1987. The UK electrician, 67, also pleaded guilty to 51 other offences, including 44 charges relating to 78 identified victims in mortuaries at the Kent and Sussex Hospital in 1989, and Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2011 after the former was shuttered.

The nurse, who lived in a studio flat just around the corner from his two victims in the “Bedsit Murders”, revealed the perverted hospital electrician had seemed like the “perfect gentleman” when she met him in 1990 at a hospital social club. Fuller reportedly wooed the woman, who was 27, with cocktails and concert tickets.

“He never showed any perversion in bed. He was totally ordinary and normal. There was nothing at all. I still can’t believe that he could be capable and part of me still doesn’t want to believe it, but equally I want him to pay for what he’s done,” the woman is cited as saying.

According to her, David Fuller, who was with his second wife at the time, drank Archers and lemonade and once invited her out for a Beverley Craven pop concert.

“He wasn’t a beer man. He was quite a quiet man, but he was quite friendly. He just seemed like a perfectly ordinary person.”
The now-married woman said that Fuller had been a member of a cycling club and once reportedly did a 54-mile London to Brighton stint. The couple’s first date was to the Folkestone Air Show, according to the outlet.
“He wasn’t the type of bloke to take me out for dinner or offer to take me anywhere particularly, but he was always pleasant and friendly. He would never get angry. It was hard to know what was going on in his head,” said the former nurse.
“I remember him saying to me that he had met another staff nurse and he was going to start seeing her,” Fuller’s ex is quoted as saying.
The woman, whose identity is being protecting, said she called the police last December after news of David Fuller’s arrest following a DNA breakthrough.