THE sickening murder of Reverend Richard Glazerbrook in 2002 shocked the residents of St Leonards to the core.
The 81-year-old clergyman was drowned in a bath and his body was chopped up and dumped by teenager Christopher Hunnisett, now 38, who was jailed for the murder.
Shockingly, in March 2010 the conviction was overturned after former altar boy Hunnisett – who now identifies as a woman called Crystal – claimed Glazerbrook had abused her.
But just four months after being released from prison, Hunnisett killed supermarket worker Peter Bicks, after falsely claiming he was a paedophile.
Since being sent back behind bars, Hunnisett transitioned, performing a DIY sex change by chopping off her testicles and slicing her penis.
Questions have been raised about whether Hunnisett should ever have been released from prison and allowed to strike again.
Police have branded Hunnisett “evil” – but according to Hunnisett’s former fiancee, the second murder could have been stopped if police had provided support and supervision when her ex-partner was released.
Referring to her ex using male pronouns, Lucy Anderson told Sky’s The Priest and the Paedophile Hunter: “If they’d helped him, Mr Bicks wouldn’t be dead. Chris wouldn’t be in Prison. It hasn’t happened that way.”
The documentary features never-before-seen letters penned by Hunnisett, who claims she “never planned to hurt” Mr Bick but “lost control” when she hit him over the head.
As a teenager, Hunnisett was described by school friends as being a little odd but quiet, with a love of the outdoors.
Hunnisett was reportedly bullied at school for being effeminate.
Hunnisett, who was having problems at home, was taken in by the Reverend Glazerbrook.
Shortly before he was murdered, Glazerbrook wrote a letter to Hunnisett’s parents saying the teenager needed to leave.
Glazerbrook went missing in 2002 and police eventually found blood stains in his car which lead them to suspecting Hunnisett.
It emerged that Hunnisett had chopped up the body and disposed part of it behind a police station and in surrounding woods.
Another teen, Jason Groves, accompanied Hunnisett and told the police he had witnessed the mutilation of the body.
In an interview with police, Hunnisett admitted dismembering Glazerbrook but concocted a bizarre story with vigilante agents to explain the killing.
In the Sky documentary, a letter from Hunnisett reads: “Seeing a dead body is horrible. It pushes your mind to breaking point where it struggles to hold your thoughts together.”
Walked free after retrial
Hunnisett admitted to finding it “difficult just to survive” in prison and “kept my feelings numb.”
During a retrial, a man came forward claiming he had been abused by Glazerbrook.
During his testimony he told how he is now unable to be alone in a room with another man – including his own son.
Hunnisett’s defence argued that she had punched the vicar when he tried to abuse her while she was in the bath – knocking out the clergyman who fell into the water and subsequently drowned.
The jury acquitted Hunnisett, and shortly after her release she met Lucy, having connected with her on Facebook.
Their relationship evolved from friendship to romance and they planned to marry, but Hunnisett’s growing obsession with catching and taking down paedophiles soured their relationship.
In a letter describing the abuse she endured, Hunnisett said: “I pray you never have to find out how devastating sexual abuse actually is. It changes you forever. It strips part of your humanity away. What they do can never be undone.”
During her time in prison for the vicar’s murder, Hunnisett had a tattoo done of an angel of vengeance.
Determined to “protect the victims” of paedophiles, Hunnisett created a number of dens to work from in the woods and trawled sex chat rooms attempting to snare offenders.
Six years into her prison stint, Hunnisett claims in the documentary that she was made to do a therapy session with convicted paedophiles and discuss being a victim, which she described as humiliating and degrading.
She wrote in a letter: “I got angry when hearing them and I literally wanted to tear them apart. An anger where you tremble trying to hold it in.”
It is alleged in the documentary that she heard convicted sex offenders planning their next abuse ring when they were released – which spurred her on to become a vigilante and “rid the world of paedophiles”.
Four months after her release from prison, Hunnisett bludgeoned supermarket worker Peter Bicks to death with a hammer, wrongly convinced he was an offender after meeting him in an online chatroom.
She then arranged sex toys around his head and placed a religious cross on the body.
Lucy told how Hunnisett called her after saying she had killed someone. She initially thought it was a joke, but was horrified when it became clear it wasn’t.
Hunnisett claims she didn’t mean to kill Peter Bicks but got caught up in the moment when Peter, under attack, fought back.