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An English killer who tortured and mutilated his victim was allegedly copying an Australian horror film he had become obsessed with.
Gary George, 41, will serve at least 30 years in jail for the murder of 53-year-old Andrew Nall in August last year, The Telegraph reports.
Chester Crown Court heard George stabbed the homeless Mr Nall 49 times and carved a wound in his victim’s stomach that he poured salt into to exacerbate the pain.
The killer, who was said to be obsessed with the 2009 horror film The Loved Ones, also poured cleaning fluid into his victim’s eyes while he was still alive.
Judge Elgan Edwards described the murder as “sadistic” and a “cruel and vicious attack”.
“Behaving in the way you did, you were apeing the conduct in a film of which you were obsessed, namely The Loved Ones.”
After killing Mr Nall, George allegedly visited a liquor store where he reportedly told the shop assistant that he had just killed his “best mate”
He initially denied the killing but pleaded guilty last week .
Source: The Telegraph
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