Ugandan man convicted of killing James Bond actor
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on July 17, 2019
Gerald Matovu, a serial thief who targeted victims through gay dating apps has been found guilty of murdering former James Bond actor Eric Michels with a fatal overdose of a chemsex drug at his home in Chessington, BBC reports. An Old Bailey jury convicted Gerald Matovu, 26, of killing Eric Michels, 54, who was found dead at his south-west London home on August 18, 2018. According to BBC, the court heard Mr Matovu, met up with Eric Michels in central London, through the Grindr app, before taking a cab back to Mr Michel’s house.\ Matovu had previously admitted selling Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), to serial killer Stephen Port. GHB is a a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that is commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape” drug. The drug is reported to cause Euphoria, increased sex drive and tranquility. Port was given a whole-life term for the murders of four young men he poisoned with lethal doses of the substance and raped after meeting them on Grindr. At a trial, Matovu, of Southwark, south London, and his co-defendant Brandon Dunbar, 24 of Forest Gate, east London, were convicted of a string of charges including administering a noxious substance, assault by penetration and theft.