Homeless Man Charged in UK Student Killings

33-year-old turns self in for brutal stabbings of French PhD pair
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2008 3:05 PM CDT
Laurent Bonomo, left, and Gabriel Ferez, right, who have been named as the two French students who were stabbed to death in a London flat that was then set on fire.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – London authorities charged a homeless man today with the brutal murders of two French students, the Guardian reports. Nigel Edward Farmer, 33, is accused of stabbing the two a total of 243 times in a London flat June 29, and then setting the apartment on fire. Farmer was arrested after walking into a city police station early Monday.