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Peter MOORE

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Mutilated four men "for fun"
Number of victims: 4
Date of murders: September-December 1995
Date of birth: 1940
Victims profile: Henry Roberts, 56 / Edward Carthy, 28 / Keith Randles, 49 / Anthony Davies, 40
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom
Status: Sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1996
 
 

 
 

Born in 1940, Peter ran a theater in northern Wales, apparently fixating on Jason Voorhies from the F13 movie series. He murdered and mutilated 4 men in 1995, the bodies found near small rural towns.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996. No victims beyond the 4 he admitted have been suggested by police.


Peter Moore (born 1940) is a Welsh serial killer who murdered four men in 1995.

Crimes

Between September and December 1995, he stabbed to death and mutilated four men "for fun". He was sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1996.

Victims

  • Henry Roberts, a 56-year-old homosexual who lived in Anglesey; stabbed to death in September 1995

  • Edward Carthy, a 28-year-old man whom Moore met in a gay bar; stabbed to death in Clocaenog Forest in October 1995

  • Keith Randles, a 49-year-old traffic manager; stabbed to death in November 1995 on the A5 road in Anglesey

  • Anthony Davies, 40; stabbed to death in Pensarn Beach, Abergele in December 1995

Trial

During his trial, Moore told the jury the crimes were committed by a homosexual lover he nicknamed "Jason" after the killer in the Friday the 13th horror films. The jury found him guilty on all counts.

Imprisonment

During his time in Wakefield Prison Moore befriended Harold Shipman, the serial killer and former GP who hanged himself in January 2004. In June 2008, Moore was told by the High Court that he would spend the rest of his life in prison.However, on 3 March 2011 it was reported that Moore will be challenging the ruling in the European Court of Human Rights, with a view to having his sentence quashed and such sentences outlawed throughout Europe.

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Peter Moore

Born in 1940, in Kinmel Bay, in Conwy, Wales. Moore ran a theatre in north Wales, apparently fixating on Jason Voorhies from the F13 movie series. He murdered and mutilated 4 men in 1995, the bodies found near small rural towns.

Moore's first victim was Henry Roberts, 56, stabbed to death at his home in Anglesey in September 1995.

His next victim, Edward Carthy, 28, was stabbed and buried in a forest after meeting Moore in a gay bar.

Keith Randles, 49, a traffic safety manager, was similarly killed as he slept in his caravan at road works on the A5 in Anglesey in November 1995.

Mr Randles had begged to know why he was being attacked after Moore dragged him from his caravan and started stabbing him. Moore had replied: "For fun." Moore later told police there was "a certain enjoyment" in the killing.

The last man to die was Tony Davies, 40, a married father of two. He was stabbed at a beach near Abergele on the north Wales coast in December 1995.

The former cinema manager from Rhyl, who attacked more than 50 other men in what the judge at his murder trial described as "20 years of terror", received four life sentences. The Home Secretary later recommended that he was never released.

In July 2000 Serial killer Peter Moore lost his fight to win 160,000 damages from North Wales Police. He accused police of failing to protect his home following his arrest in 1995. But a district judge at Leeds Court - agreed the case should be struck out, on the grounds that Moore had no realistic chance of winning it at trial. He appeared in court flanked by heavy security and did not have legal representation.

In 1999, he won nearly 13,000 compensation from a couple he claimed had stolen contents of his home, including garden gnomes. He claimed neighbours Les Bradshaw and Pauline Prydderch abused an offer from him to become caretaker of his property by selling his belongings at car boot sales.


Serial killer reappears in court

BBC News

Friday, 10 March, 2000

A major security operation was in operation at a Welsh court for the appearance of serial killer Peter Moore.

Moore, serving four life sentences for murder, appeared in the dock flanked by five prison officers.

He is suing two people over the alleged disappearance of furnishings and other personal items from his home in Kinmel Bay, north Wales.

Moore was tagged the "gay serial killer" after killing four men in 1995, three of whom were homosexuals.

He chatted calmly with District Judge Charles Newman at Mold law courts before the case was adjourned to Leeds Crown Court - which will be closer to Wakefield Prison where he is imprisoned.

Dressed in a blue open-necked, short-sleeved blue shirt and jeans, he was handcuffed as he was brought up the stairs but then the handcuffs were taken off during the hearing, which lasted about 15 minutes.

Damages

The former north Wales cinema owner is claiming 50,000 damages for the items of furniture and other personal effects including cinema posters which he claimed had disappeared.

He is suing Lesley Bradshaw and Pauline Prydderch, neither of whom were present for the hearing.

The judge adjourned the hearing to Leeds in view of the "huge amount of public money" needed to get Moore to Mold.

"It is cheaper to move a judge than you," he said, and reserved the case to himself.

The judge warned Moore that he was unlikely to succeed with his current claim of 50,000 whatever the outcome of the hearing because he was claiming for the value of the goods as new rather than as second-hand items.


Serial killer loses compensation claim

BBC News

July 19, 2001

Serial killer Peter Moore has lost his fight to win Ł160,000 damages from North Wales Police.

Moore, 61, from Kinmel Bay, in Conwy, who was jailed in 1996 for murdering four men, accused police of failing to protect his home following his arrest in 1995.

But a district judge - sitting behind closed doors at Leeds Combined Court - agreed the case should be struck out, on the grounds that Moore had no realistic chance of winning it at trial.

He appeared in court flanked by heavy security and did not have legal representation.

Moore was jailed for life in 1996 for murdering Henry Roberts, 56, Edward Carthy, 28, Keith Randles, 49 and Anthony Davies, 40.

Last year, he won nearly Ł13,000 compensation from a couple he claimed had stolen contents of his home, including garden gnomes.

'20 years of terror'

He claimed neighbours Les Bradshaw and Pauline Prydderch abused an offer from him to become caretaker of his property by selling his belongings at car boot sales.

The former cinema manager from Rhyl, who attacked more than 50 other men in what the judge at his murder trial described as "20 years of terror", received four life sentences.

The Home Secretary later recommended that he was never released.

Moore's first victim was Henry Roberts, 56, stabbed to death at his home in Anglesey in September 1995.

His next victim, Edward Carthy, 28, was stabbed and buried in a forest after meeting Moore in a gay bar.

Dragged from caravan

Keith Randles, 49, a traffic safety manager, was similarly killed as he slept in his caravan at road works on the A5 in Anglesey in November 1995.

Mr Randles had begged to know why he was being attacked after Moore dragged him from his caravan and started stabbing him.

Moore had replied: "For fun."

Moore later told police there was "a certain enjoyment" in the killing.

The last man to die was Tony Davies, 40, a married father of two. He was stabbed at a beach near Abergele on the north Wales coast in December 1995.


SEX: M RACE: W  TYPE: T MOTIVE: PC-nonspecific

MO: Theater owner and mutilation-slayer of adult males; blamed his crimes on "Jason" from Friday the 13th movie series

DISPOSITION: Life term without parole, 1996.


Peter Moore

 

 

 
 
 
 
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