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Evil 'wannabe ganster' killer Damien Bendall, who is due to be sentenced today for murdering his family, once bragged about killing a dog with a brick.
In the summer of 2020, in a discussion about vets bills, Bendall told his partner Terri's mum he killed a dog by hitting it around the head with a brick when his friend could not afford to take it to the vets.
The twisted brute, who has pleaded guilty to four counts of murder and one of rape, also showed her his knuckle duster.
READ MORE: Evil Killamarsh killer pleads guilty to murdering family and raping a child
Bendall, 32, appeared at Derby Crown Court this morning (Wednesday, December 21) over the deaths of Terri Harris, 35, her children John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennet, 11, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11.
Bendall, who had previously admitted manslaughter, was accused of murdering all four on September 18, as well as raping Lacey.
He pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of Terri Harris, who was in the early stages of pregnancy, and three children, two of which were from a previous relationship, on the night of September 18.
He also murdered Connie Gent, a friend of Lacey's who just happened to be staying at the house for a sleepover.
The bodies were discovered in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, Derbyshire, on September 19 last year, reports YorkshireLive.
In police interview after his arrest, Bendall told officers at Ripley police station: “The whole house is covered in claret.
“I used the hammer.
“I didn’t realise what I did until I walked into my room and saw my missus and my daughter.”
He then added: “Bet you don’t usually get four murders in Killamarsh do you – well, five (murders), because my missus was having a baby.”
Louis Mably KC, prosecutor, said: "The defendant appeared to be like a gangster wannabe who boasted about his family who had been in prison and bragged about himself being in prison.
"The defendant attacked them using a claw hammer. He hit them with such ferocity that in essence their skulls were smashed in. It was perfectly clear none of the victims stood a chance."
Mr Mably said Bendall raped Lacey as she lay dying from the head wounds he had inflicted.
The court heard how Terri and Bendall had been in a relationship after exchanging messages online and meeting.
Mr Mably said evidence suggests the attacks took place between 9.42pm and 10pm on September 18.
He added that it appears Bendall took John's Xbox from his room, ordered a taxi and went to Sheffield where he exchanged the games console for drugs.
"When asked by the driver how his night had been the defendant replied 'not too bad, bit mad'," said Mr Mably.
Bendall told the driver he had been "just chilling with family", the court heard.
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