PUBLISHED: 19:21, 1 August 2012 | UPDATED: 07:38, 2 August 2012
Paedophile [sic] stabbed neighbour to death for exposing him as 'a Gary Glitter' before dying hours later from heart attack
"Stabbed: Lorry driver Richard Wright was found stabbed to death at his home in Braintree, Essex
A paedophile [sic] stabbed his neighbour to death for threatening to expose him as 'a Gary Glitter', then went home and suffered a fatal heart attack, an inquest heard today.
Both men’s bodies lay undiscovered in Braintree, Essex, for 10 days.
Lorry driver Richard Wight, 55, was found stabbed to death at his house in Eagle Lane, Braintree on January 15 this year.
Before his death, Mr Wight told his brother he had discovered child porn on his neighbour AT’s computer.
Detectives believe Mr Wight had stuck a note on Mr T’s window describing him as Gary Glitter - a reference to the musician's conviction for child sex offences.
It is thought former charity worker Mr T, 59, attacked Mr Wight in his garden on January 5, smashing a glass bottle over his head and stabbing him in the neck and chest with an eight-inch hunting knife.
Police believe Mr T then went home, deleted 37 child porn files from his computer, and suffered a fatal heart attack.
The inquest in Chelmsford heard the known details of the case, but the full story of what happened may never come to light.
That Mr T killed Mr Wight because he feared he would expose him as a paedophile [sic] is one motive the police put forward."
Killed Richard Wight to expose paedophile [sic], inquest told