Grindr murder: Court hears Stefano Brizzi dissolved victim's body in acid and was 'obsessed with Breaking Bad'

Court hears social worker charged with murder of a Metropolitan Police officer was 'obsessed' with Breaking Bad

The Old Bailey (Getty)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A social worker has denied murdering a Metropolitan Police Officer following their meeting on dating app Grindr, but admitted disposing of the body by attempting to dissolve it in acid.

50-year-old Stefano Brizzi had invited 59-year-old PC Gordon Semple back to his flat for sex on the 1st of April, where he claims Semple died by accident during a drug-fuelled sex game which went wrong.

Crispin Aylett QC, prosecuting, told the court at the Old Bailey that Brizzi was addicted to crystal meth, and the habit had cost him a job at investment bank Morgan Stanley.

The court heard that Brizzi was obsessed with the television programme Breaking Bad, in which the main character kills a rival and dissolves his body in acid.

When police were called to his flat a week after the incident after being alerted to a smell by a neighbour, they found human remains in the bath filled with acid, and in plastic buckets on the bathroom floor.

Brizzi denies murdering Semple. The trial continues.