Jurors retire to consider verdict in Stephen Port murder trial
PUBLISHED: 13:10 14 November 2016
The 41-year-old is accused of killing Daniel Whitworth from Gravesend and three other men
Jurors have retired to consider verdicts in the trial of alleged serial killer Stephen Port who is accused of killing a young man from Gravesend with a fatal dose of date rape drug GHB.
The 41-year-old chef allegedly met four men, including Daniel Whitworth, on gay dating websites and lured them to his flat in Barking, east London, where he spiked their drinks.
Jurors have been told he rendered them unconscious so that he could carry out his rape fantasies, having searched for extreme pornography online.
Over 15 months, the bodies of his alleged victims were found dumped in or near a graveyard some 500 metres from his home.
Port denies 29 charges against a total of 12 men including murder, manslaughter, administering a substance with intent, rape and sexual assault.
Trial judge Mr Justice Openshaw told the Old Bailey jury of 10 women and two men to retire and consider verdicts at 10.40am on Monday.