A bizarre religious group was the centre of degraded sex and murder in a suburb of Port of Spain, capital of Trinidad. Run by “black power” activist Michael de Freitas, calling himself “Michael X,” and his assistant, Stanley Abbott, it was also home to Gale Benson, 27, daughter of an English Tory MP. On January 2nd, 1972, “X” decided Gale must die. Abbott and another man attacked her, threw her seriously injured into a pit, and buried her alive.

Two more people were later murdered on “X’s” instructions before the police moved in. They arrested Abbott for being involved in the murder of Gale Benson and he was finally hanged on Friday, April 27th, 1979, at Port of Spain Prison. Michael X had been hanged in the same prison in May 1975.