Crime

British TV Host Ray Gosling Arrested After On-Air Murder Confession

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Police have arrested a British television host after his shocking admission that he once killed a former lover because he was suffering from AIDS. Ray Gosling was taken into custody two days after he shocked the audience with his confession.

The 70-year-old Gosling hosts a show on the BBC called "Inside Out." This particular episode was dedicated to end-of-life issues. While walking through a cemetery, Gosling made the admission, saying, "I killed someone once. . . . He was a young chap, he’d been my lover and he got AIDS."

Watch the whole confession here:

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Gosling did not reveal the man's name or when he did this, only to say it was a “bit on the side” of the early years of the epidemic. And he told a local newspaper he will never tell. "I'm not telling police who he was or where he was, no name, no address, no relative's names or the region. I will take that to my grave."

After the broadcast, Gosling told interviewers he was unafraid of possible criminal repercussions. "They can try. I'm not going to tell them anything," he reportedly told “BBC Breakfast News.” "I'm not going to tell them anything. That was the pact. We had a pact."

Police investigated and arrested Gosling. 

"Nottinghamshire Police has this morning arrested a 70-year-old Nottingham man on suspicion of murder following comments on the BBC's 'Inside Out' program on Monday evening," a police spokesman told the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

Cops say the BBC had not alerted them ahead of time to the confession. The episode is thought to have been taped last fall.

Assisting in a person's death is illegal in Great Britain under a 1961 law, and carries a penalty of up to 14 years in jail.