Man who murdered gay student gets life in prison

Richard Danter British Transport Police

Richard DanterBritish Transport Police

Richard Danter

Gay Star News reports that a British sex offender who murdered a gay student will spend the rest of his life in prison.

31-year-old Richard Danter pleaded guilty to the murder of 20-year-old Billy Mankelow, described as a “sustained and brutal” act of violence.

Danter kicked and stomped Mankelow over 20 times and left him horribly injured beneath a railway arch.

Danter and Mankelow, a student at the University of Leeds, had met at a gay bar called The Viaduct earlier that evening. The two men left the bar to have sex, which is when Danter attacked Mankelow, later returning to the bar to get another drink.

Afterwards, he returned to the scene of the crime, hiding the severely injured body in a hard-to-see corner.

He stole Mankelow’s phone and passports in the hopes that people wouldn’t be able to identify him.

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