Chilling moment Damien Bendall tells cops 'I've murdered 4 people' after bludgeoning mum & 3 kids to death in Killamarsh | The SunDecember 21, 2022
THIS is the chilling moment a monster told cops "I've murdered four people" after bludgeoning a mum and three children to death.
Damien Bendall today admitted to killing Lacey, 11, her brother John, 13, their pregnant mum Terri Harris, 35, and pal Connie Gent, 11, at their home in Killamarsh, Derbys.
The 32-year-old also pleaded guilty to raping Lacey.
Bendall has this afternoon been handed a whole life order for his horror crimes, meaning the twisted man will die behind bars.
The court heard how the monster stalked through the home, killing his innocent victims with a claw hammer.
It also heard how the evil killer callously called the police to tell them he had murdered four people – before meeting them outside the home to ask for a cigarette.
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Footage of the hours after he killed his girlfriend, who was pregnant with his child, and three children was today played in court. It has now been released by police.
It showed Bendall wandering through the darkness after the "brutal and cruel attacks".
In the hours that followed the brutal killings, Bendall took young John's Xbox from his room, called a taxi and went to exchange the console for cocaine.
CCTV captured him wandering through the streets, and getting in and out of the cab.
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The court heard how in the taxi he told the driver his night was "not too bad, bit mad".
Bendall then told the cabbie he had been "just chilling with family, really".
At about 7am he spoke to his mother on the phone, before walking to the local shop to buy tobacco.
CCTV inside the shop shows Bendall going through coins in his hands, which appear to have specks of blood.
He then gives the shop assistant a warm smile, before wandering back home.
Louis Mably KC, prosecuting, told the court: "At 7.26am, his mother called the police seeking for assistance for her son and she told him he had got a self-inflicted stab wound, which was what he told her.
"At 7.38am, he used Connie's phone to call 999."
The call was played in court, and Bendall can be heard saying: "I just need to report a crime.
"Basically I need the police and ambulance now because I just killed four people."
When two officers arrived they found Bendall outside the home, indicating he had stabbed himself in the chest.
One of the officers asks him: "Have you got anything on you that you shouldn't have?"
To which Bendall says: "No, no, no weapons or nothing."
The officers then ask if he's harmed himself, to which he explains that he's stabbed himself in the chest and the stomach.
The officers ask if he knows what's going to happen next and Bendall says: "I know what's going to happen – I'm going to go to prison obviously."
When he's asked if he's harmed anyone else, he calmly replies: "Yeah, I've murdered four people."
The court heard how Bendall said he "didn't know" why he did it and he "blacked out".
The monster told an officer he had been inside with his family, to which they asked: "Are your family ok?"
Bendall said: "No. There's one in the bathroom, two upstairs and one in the bedroom."
He was cuffed and told to sit on the ground outside the property whilst one officer went inside.
The cop can be heard on the bodycam footage played in court saying: "Oh Jesus.
"There's at least three casualties. Unresponsive. I think they're all dead.
"They're all gone mate, they're all gone."
Bendall was taken to hospital to be treated for "self-inflicted minor injuries" before being moved to custody.
Speaking at the police station, he said: "The whole house is covered in claret.
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