An undercover Channel 4 TV researcher allegedly murdered and tortured a drug dealer in front of his two children 18 years ago.
Yesterday, a jury charged Christopher Guest More Jr, 43, with the murder of Brian Waters. However, More Jr continues to deny the murder of Waters as well as the torturing of Suleman Razak, another man at the Burnt House Farm. According to the Liverpool Echo, Razak survived the attack.
Attackers tortured and killed Waters, 44, in a disused cow-shed at his Cheshire farmhouse on June 19 2003. Yesterday, Chester Crown Court heard the murder was fulled by a drugs debt. According to the BBC, Waters owned a cannabis farm as well as a further farm in Holland, that he shared with Wilson. Waters allegedly owed Wilson £20,000. Wilson allegedly provided cocaine to More Jr on multiple occasions.
According to BBC news, Waters’ children, Gavin and Natalie, both witnessed their father’s murder. Gavin Waters, 25 at the time, also sustained serious injury during the assault. The attacker’s also abducted the victim’s wife, Julie, then 42, who remained unharmed.
More Jr’s trial follows a previous conviction of three men – John Wilson, James Raven and Otis Matthews – for the murder of Waters and torture of Razak in a series of trials between 2004 and 2007. More Jr fled the UK on June 21 2003 and lived in Malta until police captured him in 2019. His trial will continue as the jury has not yet sentenced More Jr.