Reporter Faces New Charges for Making False Murder Confession

by | August 21, 2010 at 9:19 AM | TV News

British Broadcaster Ray Gosling (Photo: BBC)

British Broadcaster Ray Gosling (Photo: BBC)


BBC broadcaster Ray Gosling has been charged with wasting police time. Why is that important? Well, considering he was up for murder charges back in February, following what can only be described as a weird confession during a television segment, the fact that he is no longer considered a murderer is a good thing.

Gosling made a startling confession earlier this year, claiming that he had killed a lover with a pillow so that he would no longer have to suffer from AIDS. Mind you, the supposed killing took place back in the 1980s. Add that to the public confession, and the news world was hooked.

Now, police have changed their minds after arresting Gosling following that initial confession. “The police established that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of proving that Mr. Gosling’s confession was false,” the Crown Prosecution Service said.

The charge of wasting police time will land Gosling in court later next month.

“I’m sorry it has caused all of this fuss and it has hurt my old boyfriend’s family,” Gosling told the BBC.