Christopher Guest More Jr

Brian Waters death: Learn what happened to Christopher Guest More Jr, formerly regarded as Europe’s most wanted man.

Brian Waters was tortured and murdered at the age of 44. The investigation and questioning of the suspect had been ongoing for some time.

With Brian’s death, Christopher faced a jury trial. The court waited a month to make a decision in the murder case.

Christopher was found guilty of murder, bringing the lengthy trial to a close. He was found guilty of torturing and murdering the father of two children.

What Happened To Christopher Guest More Jr?

 

Christopher Guest More Jr – Guilty Of Brian Waters Murder

Christopher was found guilty of killing Brian Waters. The victim got tortured for more than four hours with 123 injuries.

As per the report, he was hung upside down, got a whip, drowned, used a staple gun on him, and burnt with acid.

The poor victim was dead due to multiple injuries in his body like a broken nose, ribs fractured, heart bruised, bleeding brain, and a broken breastbone.

The heinous act took place in front of his children. After a long re-trial of Christopher, he got announced guilt of killing Brians.

 

Christopher Guest More Jr Trial And Verdict

Most wanted man tortured and murdered dad in front of his children

Christopher Guest More Jr was today convicted over the 2003 torture and murder plot

An undercover TV researcher who became one of Europe’s most wanted men has been found guilty of the notorious torture and murder of a dad-of-two.

Jurors found Christopher Guest More Jr was part of the gang responsible for killing Brian Waters at a farm converted into a drugs factory.

Three other men had previously been handed life sentences for their role in an attack so brutal one detective described it as “like something you only ever see in the movies”.

Mr Waters, who was growing cannabis at Burnt House Farm in Cheshire, owed drug dealer John Wilson £20,000, More Jr’s trial heard.

On June 19, 2003 a gang organised by Wilson lay in wait at the farm, near Knutsford, for the arrival of the 44-year-old.

Suleman Razak, who helped at the cannabis farm, arrived at the scene first and was subjected to a sickening attack.

When Mr Waters then arrived the gang tied him up, suspended him upside down, beat him with a metal bar and attacked him with an industrial staple gun during an horrific three-hour ordeal.

Home Office pathologist Dr Alison Armour described the pain Mr Waters must have suffered before his death as “excruciating”.

The attack was carried out in front of the victim’s daughter Natalie, who had just turned 21, and son Gavin, then 25, while his wife Julie was abducted from the family home and driven to the farm.

When police arrived at the scene, following a call made from a phone box by Wilson’s driver David Moran, they found a bag containing cigarette ends, drinks bottles and even a bag of faeces – all of which had traces of More’s DNA.

In 2004, Wilson, now 71, and James Raven, now 61, were found guilty of murdering Mr Waters and two counts of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm to Mr Razak.

In 2007, Otis Matthews, now 44, was found guilty of the same offences.

More Jr, however, fled the country via Liverpool John Lennon Airport and was living a luxury lifestyle as a businessman and yacht captain while on the run in Malta when he was caught in 2019.

Christopher Guest More Jr at Liverpool Airport two days after the murder of Brian Waters. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire
Christopher Guest More Jr at Liverpool Airport two days after the murder of Brian Waters. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire (Image: PA)

Jurors heard the 43-year-old, who had been involved in undercover TV work including with journalist Donal McIntyre, discovered where the cannabis farm was after following Mr Waters’ son.

Giving evidence in his Chester Crown Court trial he claimed he had gone to the farm that morning to steal cannabis equipment but left when he had an argument with Raven and realised Wilson, who was not at the scene, had discovered he was working undercover.

He argued he had befriended Wilson because he thought he could sell a story on him being a police informant to the media and he might lead him to a cannabis farm which he could film for a Dispatches documentary.

More Jr left for Spain two days after the farm attack and, after travelling to South Africa, Mozambique and Turkey, settled in Malta under a false name.

Inside the barn at the farmhouse where the body of Brian Waters was found. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire
Inside the barn at the farmhouse where the body of Brian Waters was found. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire (Image: PA)

Jurors had deliberated for 12 hours and 12 minutes before finding him guilty of the murder of Mr Waters and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm to Suleman Razak.

More Jr, wearing a grey suit and white shirt, shook his head as the verdicts were returned.

In May, a jury was discharged after it failed to agree on verdicts and a retrial began in November.

Detective Inspector Kate Tomlinson, the senior investigating officer, said Mr Waters’ family continued to be affected by the crime.

She said: “They have remained very insular and haven’t been able to move on with their lives.

“They have remained very scared to this day because somebody’s been outstanding for the murder of their husband and father.”

The passport used by Christopher Guest More Jr at Liverpool Airport two days after the murder of Brian Waters. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire
The passport used by Christopher Guest More Jr at Liverpool Airport two days after the murder of Brian Waters. Image: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire (Image: PA)

Mr Waters’ family welcomed the verdicts and thanked Cheshire Police for its role in securing More Jr’s conviction.

In a statement they said: “What happened at Burnt House Farm on June 19, 2003 has had a significant and long-lasting effect on our family.

“We will never be able to forget events of that day and, even now, more than 18 years down the line, we feel the pain on a daily basis with constant flashbacks.

“We have remained a close-knit family and have provided much-needed support to each other – but this has been an isolating experience for us and not only have we lived in fear of reprisals we have also struggled to trust others as we normally would.

“It’s similar to the feelings people have experienced in the current Covid crisis – not being able to leave their home and having to stay inside to feel safe. We have been living like that for more than 18 years.

“But we never gave up hope and the verdict today marks the end of an incredibly painful journey in our lives.”

Senior Crown Prosecutor Nicola Wyn Williams, of CPS Mersey Cheshire’s Complex Casework Unit, said: “The murder of Brian Waters involved a level of violence and brutality that was truly shocking, particularly so as it took place in a quiet area of rural Cheshire.

“The fact that his children were forced to watch him being beaten and tortured is awful and has left them deeply scarred and unable to move on with their lives in a normal way.

Brian Waters, who was murdered in 2003
Brian Waters, who was murdered in 2003 (Image: TM Copyright)

“Christopher More claimed he cultivated a relationship with John Wilson because he was planning an undercover exposé for a TV programme about drug dealers.

“The CPS accepted More’s background in undercover TV work, but we did not believe this was why he was at Burnt House Farm on the day of the murder.

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