De­luded killer

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Double Murder - One Year On -

Fos­ter Chris­tian started a life sen­tence in Oc­to­ber for the two mur­ders and two wound­ings fol­low­ing his trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

Giv­ing him a 30-year min­i­mum tar­iff, Judge Mr Jus­tice Stu­art-smith branded Chris­tian a liar who had fab­ri­cated a story about Si­mon Gorecki at­tack­ing him.

The judge said: “I don’t know if you have ever stopped pity­ing your­self, or de­lud­edly think­ing that you can jus­tify what you did, long enough to con­sider the im­pact your knife at­tack had, not just on the peo­ple you at­tacked and wounded, but on those af­fected by the loss of life you caused.”

Chris­tian’s sen­tence was greeted with cheer­ing in the packed court­room.

The killer re­acted by ex­tend­ing his mid­dle fin­ger to­wards friends and fam­ily of the vic­tims.

Two women from Can­ter­bury were also sen­tenced for their part in Chris­tian’s crimes.

Naomi Toro, 37, of Key­worth Mews on the Bry­more Es­tate, was jailed for a year af­ter she dis­posed of the knife Chris­tian had used by throw­ing it into the Stour at Ford­wich.

Samantha Groom­bridge, 20, of Downs Road, was sen­tenced to 10 weeks youth cus­tody af­ter help­ing to con­ceal the knife.

Natasha Sadler-el­lis’s fam­ily have par­tic­u­larly cam­paigned to ask the Crown Prose­cu­tion Ser­vice to call for a re­view of the women’s sen­tences on the ba­sis they were too le­nient.

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