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Inquest date set for satanic cop killer Stefano Brizzi found hanged in his cell less than two months into life sentence

An inquest date has been set for a satanist found dead in his cell after being handed a life sentence for killing a policeman during a drug-fuelled sex session.

Stefano Brizzi, 50, was sentenced on December 12 last year after the murder of 59-year-old Gordon Semple, from Greenhithe, on April 1.

Brizzi was found dead in his cell at Belmarsh prison in south east London on Sunday, February 5, with a pre-inquest review at Southwark Coroner’s Court hearing that was found hanged a month after being taken off suicide watch.

Stefano Brizzi. Picture Metropolitan Police

Stefano Brizzi. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The Italian had denied murder at the Old Bailey in November, but was convicted and jailed for life with a minimum of 24 years.

He admitted one count of obstructing a coroner by dismembering the body, which he received a seven-year sentence for, to run concurrently.

The Breaking Bad fan had met PC Semple through gay dating app Grindr for drug-fuelled sex before killing him, dismembering the body and trying to eat parts of his victim.

Police at the Southwark Estate where human remains were found 200ft from where missing PC Gordon Semple was last seen. Picture SWNS

Police at the Southwark Estate where human remains were found 200ft from where missing PC Gordon Semple was last seen. Picture: SWNS

They had taken crystal meth and played a sex game which involved Brizzi tightening a leash around his neck.

Brizzi, a former web developer for the bank Morgan Stanley, had denied killing him and claimed PC Semple died accidentally in a “state of erotic bliss” when the lead around his neck slipped.

He was arrested on April 7 after neighbours complained of a stink from his south London flat.

The full inquest will open on April 23, 2018.

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