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 PETER MOORE

 


Name:

Peter Moore

AKA:

Man In Black

D.O.B.

1940
Kill Total:

4

Kill date:

Sept - Dec 1995

Kill Place:

Wales

Status:

 

Occupation:

Theatre Manager

Victim:

Henry Roberts, 56
Edward Carthy, 28
Keith Randles, 49
Anthony Davies, 40

 


 

Court:

Mould Crown Court
Trial Date: December 1996

Judge:

Mr Justice Maurice Kay

Prosecution:

Alex Carlile QC

Defence:

 

 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

Peter Moore ran a theatre and cinema  in north Wales, apparently fixating on Jason Voorhies from the 'Friday the 13th' movie series.

He murdered and mutilated 4 men in 1995, the bodies found near small rural towns.


September 1995, Moore's first victim was Henry Roberts, 56, stabbed to death at his home in Anglesey.


His next victim, Edward Carthy, 28, was stabbed and buried in a forest after meeting Moore in a gay bar.


November 1995, .Keith Randles, aged 49, a traffic safety manager, was similarly killed as he slept in his caravan at road works on the A5 in Anglesey.

 
Mr Randles had begged to know why he was being attacked after Moore dragged him from his caravan and started stabbing him. Moore had replied: "For fun." Moore later told police there was "a certain enjoyment" in the killing.


December 1995, The last man to die was Tony Davies, aged 40, a married father of two. He was stabbed at a beach near Abergele on the north Wales coast.

 

December 1996, At his trial, at Mould Crown Court, it was claimed that Moore attacked more than 50 other men in what the judge described as "20 years of terror". Moore claimed the killings were carried out by a fictitious homosexual lover named Jason, after the masked murderer from the Friday the 13th horror films.

He received four life sentences but the home secretary later recommended that he should never be released.

Moore was put on the home office list of whole life tariff prisoners, see list here >>

 

27th April 2000 At Leeds Crown Court  Moore listed property he claimed had been sold by two of his former friends after he was arrested.

Chester District Judge Charles Newman awarded Moore 12,842 damages for the loss of the possessions ranging from antique furniture, 900 cinema posters and jewellery to Wellington boots, cans of food and garden gnomes. He was also awarded costs.

 

Tuesday 17th January 2012, Moore loses his appeal to the European Court. His case, together with two other life prisoners was that, being sentenced to a whole life tariff was 'inhuman and degrading treatment'.

 

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