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Killer In My Village: The horrific murder of a Dover DJ that shocked the whole county

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Original article from Kent Live

One of Kent's most shocking murders in recent memory has just featured in a major TV documentary.

Amateur DJ from Dover Michael Kerr, who had learning difficulties, was killed in December 2013.

He was found stabbed to death in a remote country lane in nearby Capel-le-Ferne.

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Two young women were later found guilty of his murder.

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Such was the horrific nature of the case, and its impact on the wider community, it was featured in a recent TV documentary series called Killer In My VIllage that aired last Wednesday (August 11) on Sky Crime.

It tells the story of a particularly brutal attack that would shock Dover and the wider county.

At the time, hundreds of tributes poured in for a young man who was "loved by many different people".

Around Dover he was known for DJ'ing at the town's local nightclub, and for being particularly generous with his offers to give friends lifts in his treasured car.

Kerr's body would eventually be discovered in that very car, having been stabbed a total of 21 times.

Alicia Davis (left) and Charlotte Coulson were jailed for a total of 45 years between them for the murder of Michael Kerr

Two women from Dover, both 22, were later found guilty and handed substantial jail terms.

The court heard how Alicia Davis and Charlotte Coulson claimed Mr Kerr, had tried to sexually assault Davis.

It was an account dismissed both by prosecution lawyers and subsequently Kerr's family, both of whom pointed to a wealth of evidence of someone considered a kind-hearted young man.

It was alleged that Davis had earlier performed a sexual act on him in exchange for money, which she and Coulson then used to buy alcohol, which they consumed during the day.

Later in the evening, they would lure Michael back to the same spot in Satmar Lane, just outside the village of Capel-le-Ferne.

Michael Kerr was stabbed to death in a secluded country lane in Capel-le-Ferne

Texts recovered from the women's phones seemed to encourage each other to begin the attack.

It is not known exactly what their motive was – particularly as neither took the stand during the trial.

After the attack, police found knives discarded in drains nearby that matched a set from the women's homes in Clarendon Street.

They were also heard by witnesses drunkenly walking through Dover, laughing. in the early hours.

Davis, of Milner Crescent, Aylesham was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison while Charlotte Coulson, of Clarendon Street, Dover, must serve at least 20 years.

Following the trial, Mr Kerr's mum Patricia described her son as being "loved by many different people".

She said: "He was 30 when he died, he was a young man who enjoyed life and loved everyone who he came into contact with and was loved by many different people.

"His death has had a devastating impact on everyone who had contact with him.

"I will never forget when the police knocked on the door to tell us that he was dead, it ruined our lives.

"Our son was taken because of the mindless and ruthless savagery of others."

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