Reign of terror: 1974 - 1978
|August 1974||Terence "Teddy Bear" Eve||Murder||Goodmayes, Essex|
|January 1975||Robert Brown||Murder||London|
|4/1/75||George Brett||Murder||Goodmayes, Essex|
|4/1/75||Terry Brett||Murder||Goodmayes, Essex|
|July 1978||Freddie Sherwood||Murder||Herne Bay|
|October 1978||Ronald Andrews||Murder||Poplar, London|
Brown was shot three times, axed and stabbed with both a knife and a sword.
The others were shot in the head. Sherwood was also clubbed. All the bodies were burnt.
Sentence: Childs got life imprisonment, whilst McKenny got life with a recommendation of at least 25 years.
Interesting facts: Terry Brett was the young son of George Brett. He was an innocent bystander who witnessed the murder of his father.
The bodies were burnt in the fireplace of Childs' house, after they had tried unsuccesfully to mince the body or dispose of it down the toilet. Detectives reconstructed this burning using an 11 stone pig to prove that it was possible.