Simon Martin -
Kelly - 18
Hanson - 15
Grieff - 15
Two of the bodies were
found suffocated and partially-burned in allotment sheds
near their homes in Sunderland. The third, David Grieff
- was discovered in a disused guest house less
than two miles away. Cans of lighter fuel and glue were
found beside the bodies.
14-year-old Simon Martin, was murdered. Grieveson told
police that after performing a sex act with Simon he
killed him on a mattress in a room at Gillside House in
Roker, Sunderland. Grieveson said: ‘After it was
finished I got scared and I started shouting at him not
to tell anyone. I just flipped, I flipped, just flipped
for a minute then I started strangling him then, I don’t
know, I didn’t let go. The next thing he was on the bed
and I got scared and I think there was a rock or
something and I smashed his head in.’
Simon’s body was
found on 26 May by two boys who were playing in the
1993, 18-year-old Thomas Kelly was strangled with
his own scarf in an allotment hut, in Fulwell,
Sunderland. His body was then set alight.Thomas Kelly’s
body was found burning.
4 February 1994,
15 year old David Hanson charred remains were found in a
derelict house in Roker
25 February 1994,
David Grief was strangled in an abandoned Fulwell
allotment just 50 yards from where he had killed Thomas
Kelly three months earlier.
11th March 1994,
Grieveson was arrested for, and charged with
attempted burglary at the house where the body of David
Hanson had been found, after a footprint was found on
boarding which was torn down to gain entry and his
fingerprint was found on a basement window.
forward to say that Grieveson had been seen with David
Grieff on the night of his death.
A DNA profile
taken from semen found in David Grieff's mouth and
stomach further matched Grieveson's DNA.
Grieveson is charged with the three murders.
Grieveson stands trial. Grieveson did not give evidence
during his trial, but the court heard that Grieveson
claimed all three deaths were accidents. He had said he
killed them unintentionally while he was threatening his
victims to ensure they did not tell anybody that he was
1996, Grieveson is found guilty of the three
murders. He is given three life sentences, and ordered
to serve a minimum of 35 years.
Detectives arrested Grieveson at Full Sutton Prison,
near York, where he was serving life. He was questioned
for several hours at Sunderland's Gill Bridge Police
Station, about the murder of Simon Martin. Simon, aged
14, was found battered to death in Gillside House, Roker,
Sunderland, in May 1990.
Grieveson denied being
involved in the murder of Simon Martin.
Grieveson has admitted his guilt to the three murders,
but still claims he is innocent of the murder of Simon
22 November 2012,
Grieveson confessed to the murder of 14 year-old Simon
Martin, which he claims was an accident, as the death had
24 October 2013, Grieveson was
convicted and given another life term for the the murder
of 14 year old Simon Martin who had been found half
naked in a derelict house in Sunderland in 1990.
Grieveson is currently incarcerated
at HMP Full Sutton maximum security prison in