Satanist 'bragged of torture and killing'
Thursday 10 February 1994
The jury was told of the last hours of Christopher Rogers, the Labour councillor who was a satanist and a homosexual addicted to sado-masochism.
He was stabbed to death by Colin Henry, a 37-year-old joiner, after a row over satanism at Mr Henry's home in Carlton, Nottingham. Mr Henry has denied murder.
Mr Rogers, 40, was staying with Mr Henry and another man, Paul Simmonds, for the weekend in February last year. Mr Henry, who has described himself as a 'bonded priest' in the witchcraft cult, said he could remember little about the killing.
Dr David Gill, his psychiatrist, told Nottingham Crown Court: 'Henry had been subjected by Rogers to what I would describe as torment. He tormented Henry about what part of his body he would like to have cut off. He talked about his involvement in the abduction, torture and death of four or five young men.
'He attempted to convert Henry to his own perverse beliefs in satanism. Henry seemed to have been overwhelmed, distressed and humiliated by this.' Dr Gill said Henry was 'really repulsed' by Rogers, adding: 'He believed Rogers had mental powers to manipulate him.'
In an interview after his arrest, Henry told Dr Gill that he picked up a sheath knife and said to Rogers: 'So I am stupid am I?' Rogers came towards him and Henry lashed out. Dr Gill said Henry told him: 'Rogers jumped over a foot stool and came for me again. I struck him again with the knife and he fell . . . to the floor.' Henry shouted at him: 'You are not going to call me stupid any more.'
The case is expected to end today.
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Five facts you never knew about your (almost obsolete) tax disc
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
Amal Alamuddin: Human rights lawyer's legal chambers forced to upgrade website following George Clooney wedding
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped OTE: SThree: SThree Group have been well ...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: Real Staffing Group is seeking Traine...
£120 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: We have an exciting opportunity...
Competitive: Randstad Education Manchester: SEN Teacher urgently required for ...