A British fugitive who claims to be a cannibal is to stand trial for murder. Paul Durant, who escaped from the Royal London Hospital in 2003 whilst charged with armed robbery, made a chilling confession to the Mirror last October. He claimed to have murdered his girlfriend, missing Barking woman, Karen Durrell, writing:
“I believed God had delivered her to me and I was getting messages from the telly. After I killed her, I cut her body into small parts, eating what parts of her I found eatable. I finally disposed of what was left in small rubbish bags”
Spanish authorities now feel they have sufficient evidence to try Durant, who said he went to Spain, to “kill and eat paedophiles”.
Karen Durrell went to Spain in 2004 to start a new life. She went missing in March of that year and her body has never been found, the only trace of her being a blood stained suitcase and the blood found on knives in her Benidorm apartment.
Her sister is reported as saying: “Whilst as a family we are pleased that a trial has been fixed, we don’t see that a court case will bring us any closure”
“The only way we can feel more at peace and move on in our lives is through understanding what happened to Karen and being able to bring her back to this country to rest in peace”
The trial starts in November.