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Broadmoor patient gets 21 years for sex killings

Tom Pugh

Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00

A "sadistic" Broadmoor patient was jailed for a minimum of 21 years yesterday after pleading guilty to killing two women more than 12 years ago, and attacking two others, for sexual kicks.

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Graham Fisher (37) admitted the manslaughter of reclusive Clare Letchford (40) and 75-year-old widow Beryl O'Connor on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The two vulnerable women were discovered strangled and burned in their flats, less than 100 yards apart in Hastings, East Sussex, in January 1998.

At Lewes Crown Court, Fisher was given the indeterminate prison sentence after he admitted attempting to murder and trying to rape a student in the same month as the killings.

Prosecutors said Fisher targeted lonely women, some of whom he knew, to satisfy what one psychiatrist described as a "sexually sadistic" aspect to his personality.

Irish Independent

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