Man kills his naked roommate and cuts off her genitals because she was a lesbian

Michael Purcell 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after killing his roommate and mutilating her private parts because she was a lesbian, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 53-year-old Michael Purcell of Kent, has been sentenced to serve up to life in prison after being found guilty of murder in connection with the killing of 49-year-old Imelda Molina.

According to the police investigation, Purcell broke into Molina’s bedroom in the apartment they shared in Ashford Court, and stabbed her at least 48 times in the back, chest and groin.

After the woman was dead, Purcell stole 1,000 pounds ($1,444), which belonged to Molina’s partner, Amalia Valdez. Her naked body was found minutes later.

Valdez called the police and they arrested Purcell. Purcell claimed that he had no memory of the attack because he was drunk.

The court was told that Purcell inflicting wounds on the victim’s genitals because Molina was a lesbian.