4-23-2012 United Kingdom:
A FORMER altar boy appeared in court today (Monday) accused of murdering a man believed to have been a friend of Prince Philip - as part of a campaign of hate against paedophiles.
Christopher Hunnisett, 28, of Chanctonbury Drive, Hastings, previously denied one count of murder at Lewes Crown Court saying in April last year: ‘It is not wrong to try and stand up to evil in this world.’
Police found Peter Bick, 57, dead in his flat on January 11 2011 after Hunnisett handed himself in at Hastings Police Station, admitting the crime.
The court heard that there was ‘not a shred of evidence’ he was a paedophile but that Hunnisett became convinced he was after becoming involved in a sexual relationship with him.
Mr Bick, who shared a love of carriage racing with Prince Philip, was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in his flat in Bexhill, East Sussex.
He had previously boasted to neighbours that he had driven for the Duke of Edinburgh, although there are no records to support his claim.
Prosecutor Philip Katz QC said: ‘Peter Bick was living on his own in a studio flat, there is not a shred of evidence that he was a paedophile.
‘There is an abundance of evidence that he enjoyed consensual sex with adult men, including this defendant.
‘Hunnisett has striven in every devious way he could to make it look like the man he killed was a paedophile.
‘We will hear from a young woman who had a relationship with him after he got out of prison.
‘She will tell you about his various and coloured sexual preferences.
‘He talked to her about his plan to kill paedophiles.
‘He is confused about his own sexuality but that does not make it right to kill people then make himself look like a hero.
‘He had planned to kill more men who he had been in contact with on the internet, he compiled a hit list and Peter Bick was at the top of that list.
‘On some of these internet chat rooms Hunnisett was pretending to be a woman.
‘None of the men he arranged to meet was a paedophile.
‘This is a cold blooded and dangerous killer.’
The court heard today that Hunnisett had previously served eight years of a life sentence for the murder of an 81-year-old retired priest called Reverend Ronald Glazebrook.
His body had been dismembered and was found in two different locations in Sussex.
Mr Katz told the jury that Hunnisett had met Glazebrook through the church when he was young boy and later became his lodger before being convicted of his murder in 2002 .
Throughout the trial Hunnisett denied knowing how Reverend Glazebrook died, claiming he found the dead body in the bath ‘panicked’ and recruited a friend to help him dispose of it
The jury convicted him of murder and he was sentenced to life, however in September 2010 he was acquitted of the murder at a retrial by the Appeal Court – where it emerged the clergyman sexually abused him throughout his teens.
Hunnisett then admitted punching the vicar for trying to grope him in the bathroom — and claimed he then fell in the bath and died.
It was just four months after this conviction was quashed that he walked into a police station confessing to the of Peter Bick.
Mr Katz said: ‘That history is of central importance.
‘I also want to mention that before and after both his trial and retrial and before the trial today Hunnisett has been seen by different psychiatrists and not one of them think that he is mentally ill and not one thinks he has a personality disorder.
Mr Katz added Hunnisett had already admitted killing Mr Bick but the jury must decide whether he can mount a partial defence of diminished responsibility.
He said: ‘This was a brutal and carefully planned murder, responsibility for which he is trying to escape in any way he can.’
The trial is expected to last three weeks. ..Source.. by Observer
Accused murderer ‘targeted sex offenders’
Accused murderer Christopher Hunnisett yesterday (Monday) gave evidence to defend his actions claiming he was protecting vulnerable people from sex offenders.
Hunnisett, 28, of Chanctonbury Drive, remained calm and spoke in military terminology as he stood in the witness box at Lewes Crown Court and detailed the ‘clear and concise strategy’ he applied when trying to catch sex offenders.
He stands trial on one count of murder after 57-year-old Peter Bick was found bludgeoned to death in his flat in Bexhill.
The court heard from defence barrister David Martin-Sperry that in the run up to Mr Bick’s death Hunnsiett had been using various websites and forums to gather information about him.
Hunnisett said: “What I was doing was gathering lots of different information on different people.
“I was using vigilante sites, victims forums, and listening to rumours.
“I would then track people down, find them and test them.
“There was a rumour about Peter one or two weeks before and that is how I first found him.
“I knew basic information, that his name was Peter, he had a red car, he lived in Bexhill was aged between 50 and 70.”
Hunnisett said the information and the rumour about Mr Bick had come from a ‘live source’.
He added: “I had also seen a photo, a digital photo on the screen of a hand held device.
“I had a certain time limit to deal with this specific incident to prevent further potential contact.
“I started searches from websites where I had established profiles already.
“Sex sites specifically have lots of filters, age, sex and location its easy to filter down to Bexhill area the do an age filter.
“If you have the full name it is even easier.”
He admitted spending ‘around 50 per cent’ of his day every day using his parents’ and friends’ computers.
He also told the court he used military code words he had read about in books to define his potential victims.
Any suspect was called ‘Sierra’ in reference to the phonetic alphabet and once the name and location had been confirmed they became a target and were then called ‘Tango’.
Hunnisett said once he had established contact and was in a position to ‘test’ the person they were called ‘ASU’.
Final stage is X-ray where suspects had been ‘made safe’ by being locked up ‘or whatever’, he added.
Hunnisett said: “I based a lot of structure of it on being clear and concise like a military strategy, using the terminology.
Becoming more agitated, Hunnisett added: “There are an estimated 600,000 paedophiles in the UK.
“Even if you found 100 a day it would still take over 20 years. It is overwhelming for once person.
“I do commend the police and child protection agencies but they are bound by laws and rules.
“They can’t go on the internet like me because it is a breach of privacy. They can only do open source research, if you really want to find out you need to look a little bit deeper.
“I was going outside of the law I admit that. I was stopping them hurting women children and vulnerable people.”
Mr Martin-Sperry said while in prison Hunnisett had been at the Brendan Underwood treatment centre for convicts.
He was involved in some ‘unsuitable’ therapy where he was forced to speak as a victim so paedophiles could see the damage they have done.
After this therapy session Hunnisett went back to his cell and claims to have heard these abusers plotting their next paedophile ring, the court heard.
Mr Martin-Sperry said: “He knows that a true paedophile isn’t to be cured. He remains an absolute threat to children.
“That is why Hunnisett forms a resolve to expose paedophiles.”
Hunnisett had previously been convicted of murder in 2002 for killing 81-year-old Reverend Ronald Glazebrook who was his landlord at the time.
He was sentenced to life but in September 2010 he was acquitted of the murder at a retrial by the Appeal Court - where it emerged the clergyman sexually abused him throughout his teens. ..Source.. by Hastings Observer
Murder accused man 'had list of 900 paedophiles'
A man accused of murdering a supermarket worker he met for sex has told a court he had a list of 900 men he believed to be paedophiles.
Christopher Hunnisett, 28, of Hastings, is accused of killing Peter Bick at his home in Bexhill on 11 January 2011.
Lewes Crown Court was told there was no evidence Mr Bick was a paedophile.
Mr Hunnisett, who admits manslaughter by diminished responsibility but denies murder, said he would draw up a list of people to "deal with" every week.
The court was told Mr Bick died after being hit over the head with a hammer and strangled with a shoelace.
Mr Hunnisett, of Chanctonbury Drive, said he started making lists of people he suspected of being paedophiles after being acquitted of murder in September 2010.
He had already served nine years of a life sentence over the death of Reverend Ronald Glazebrook - whom he accused of abusing him - before he was freed.
While questioning him during the trial his lawyer David Martin-Sperry said: "In terms of the relatively short period of time you had from your release from custody and walking into the police station, how many different people had you actually started to deal with and to make notes about, and to develop their case, as it were?"
Mr Hunnisett said he had about 30 sheets of paper with names on both sides which ran into the hundreds.
He added: "People were crossed off because they could not be progressed any further.
"A lot of them I had reported anonymously to the NSPCC from phone boxes. But that's a tiny, tiny proportion of what the problem actually is."
Mr Hunnisett said he had worked entirely on his own because he did not want anyone else to become involved.
He told the court that after he killed Mr Bick he drove the dead man's car to Paddock Wood, in Kent, to the home of Mr A, another man on his list who cannot be named for legal reasons.
However, he drove back to Hastings after Mr A told him he could not meet.
On his return, Mr Hunnisett said he told his girlfriend and sister he had killed someone, before they took him to a police station.
The trial continues. ..Source.. by News Sussex
Murderer may never be released
An anti-paedophile vigilante from Hastings who murdered a gay man he wrongly believed to be a child molester has been told that he may never be released from prison.
Christopher Hunnisett, 28, killed supermarket worker Peter Bick, 57, just four months after being freed from jail following his acquittal for the murder of a vicar.
He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years at Woolwich Crown Court in south-east London.
The judge, Mr Justice Saunders, warned he was an "extremely dangerous man" who "may well kill again" if released in the foreseeable future.
He said: "The time may never come when this defendant is considered safe to be released."
Hunnisett previously spent more than nine years in jail for killing the Rev Ronald Glazebrook, 81, in his bath and cutting up his body in April 2001.
But his conviction was quashed and he was cleared of Mr Glazebrook's murder at a retrial during which he alleged that the priest sexually abused him.
After being freed from prison in September 2010, Hunnisett made a "hit list" of men he planned to kill in his bid to rid the world of paedophiles.
Having formulated a plan to track down child abusers and rapists while he was in custody, on his release he set up false internet accounts as a "honeytrap" for sex offenders.
Mr Bick, an Asda employee from Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, was at the top of Hunnisett's list of targets, although the prosecution said there was "not a shred of evidence" that he was a paedophile.
Overnight on January 10-11 last year, Hunnisett had sex with Mr Bick at his flat before smashing his head with five severe hammer blows and strangling him with a shoelace.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sloan of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "This was a terrible crime, and the jury were clearly unconvinced by Hunnisett's claims about his motives for carrying out such a cruel and deliberate killing.
"Peter Bick's sister, together with her husband, was present at court throughout the trial and they had to listen to Christopher Hunnisett deliver utterly unfounded personal attacks about the character of her brother.
"They endured this with great dignity and this is testimony to how they have conducted themselves since Peter was murdered'.
"What exactly was motivating Hunnisett in the lead up to the murder and afterwards we will perhaps never really know, but there is no doubt at all that society is a safer place now that he is in prison." ..Source..