A drug dealer who supplied serial killer Stephen Port with GHB before using the drug himself to murder a James Bond actor has been jailed for life.
Gerald Matovu will serve at least 31 years behind bars for the killing of energy company boss Eric Michels.
The 25-year-old was dealing GHB to Port who killed four victims and raped dozens of others he met through Grindr.
Matovu and his boyfriend Brandon Dunbar, 23, preyed on their casual lovers by spiking their drinks with GHB to steal from them and fund their own massive chemsex habits.
For 19 months they lived in an almost non-stop orgy of drugs and all night sex with men they met on dating websites.
After the GHB had left their victims helpless the pair took not their laptops, phones and cash snapped pictures of their credit cards to use for taxi fares and to buy goods online.
They would also load up suitcases and holdalls with any clothes they fancied and even worthless ‘trophies’ like lightbulbs and toilet brushes.
Many of their 12 victims were too embarrassed to report them and police believe many more have not come forward.
The pair would have carried on with their crime spree if Matovu had not given Eric Michels, 56, an overdose.
Father-of-three Mr Michels, who had an uncredited role in the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’, was found dead in his bed by his 14 year-old daughter after he invited Matovu to his home in Chessington, Surrey.
Matovu gave him GHB so he could make off with his phone, laptop and bank cards.
The following day he and Dunbar preyed on another man at Dunbar’s flat by injecting GHB into his backside.
The 28-year-old was lucky to survive after he was found outside naked and comatose, lying in a heap of bin bags.
When Dunbar was arrested shortly afterwards he was still high and watching hard core gay porn.
Matovu alone was convicted of the murder of Mr Michels along with six counts of administering poison or noxious substance so as to endanger life, seven thefts, six counts of possessing articles for use in fraud, assault by penetration, assault occasioning ABH and possession with intent to supply 500ml of GHB.
He had earlier admitted six other theft charges and six counts of possessing articles for use in fraud.
Dunbar was found guilty of three counts of administering poison or noxious substance so as to endanger life, five thefts, six counts of possessing articles for use in fraud, fraud, assault by penetration and assault occasioning ABH.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to another fraud along with dishonestly retaining wrongful credit.