Belfast Telegraph

'Society needs to be protected' from church warden who murdered university lecturer

There is "no doubt at all" that a church warden who mentally tortured and then murdered a university lecturer to inherit his estate would have gone on to kill again, his victim's brother has said. Peter Farquhar, 69, was killed in the Buckinghamshire village of Maids Moreton by Benjamin Field, 28, who had formed a close relationship with him before secretly drugging him. Mr Farquhar's brother Ian said: "His brain was his gift and it was significant that was one of the things that Ben Field attacked. "He was very sharp in education but also in watching and understanding people." As well as manipulating the English literature specialist, Field also rubbed shoulders with other intellectuals without them suspecting he was up to anything untoward.


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