Three murderers are now being named as the 'Resident Evil killers' by the UK media after comparing their horrific, prolonged torturing of a 44-year-old man to the content seen in Resident Evil, despite there being no relation to their attacks and the video game series.
Ricky Roys, 20, Andrew Brown, 42, and Helen Cooke, 19, all from Great Yarmouth, a coastal town in Norfolk, England, poured boiling hot water over Derek Blake, tortured him with a pool cue, repeatedly burnt and cut his body and carved the letter J into the side of his face in what is being described as an "alcohol-fuelled attack".
Brown will serve 23 years in jail, Roys 20 and Cooke 18, with Judge Peter Jacobs saying to the accused that their attack "went far beyond a punishment beating and the infliction of this many injuries confirms you intended to kill him."
"This is a murder involving sadistic conduct", he said. "You had been overtaken by the gravity of your own actions. It is obvious Brown took the lead but this must be balanced against the obvious sustained involvement of each person."
Prosecutor Graham Parkin said that "a claw hammer, a boning knife and another knife were found in the flat and these had been used in the attack." Regardless of the fact that the murder has nothing in common with any events that have taken place in any of the Resident Evil's, the murderers compared the attack to the video game series in court and, predictably, this has led to them now being branded the 'Resident Evil killers' by the British press, rather than the much more apt 'trio of colossal pricks'.