1983, Murray had offered Mitchell Elgar a job
He picked Elgar up in a van, also in the van were
Murray's three friends, Michael Bailey, John Bannister and
told his friends that Elgar was a grass and that he needed
to be punished.
was badly beaten and whipped with tree branches, then Murray
persuaded the other men to sexually abuse Elgar, they then
burnt his genitals with a cigarette lighter.
Elgar was then
kicked in the head until he was unconscious, Michael Bailey
then strangled him to death.
The next day
Martin Porrit, an old school friend of Michael Bailey, was
persuaded by Bailey to go with the group of men to the same
location, where he was beaten unconscious.
Murray then got
Howe and Bannister to strangle him to death with bootlaces,
as Bailey had committed the previous murder.
The next day the
gang had a third victim, John Redfern had been induced, by
the offer of a job, and made his own way to the tragic spot
on his motorcycle.
He managed to
escaped on his bike, after becoming convinced that the
others were plotting something.
day, Murray and Bailey were arrested for purse snatching,
and while being questioned by police, Bailey suddenly
confessed to the killings.
The 3 men went on trial.