Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The Murder of Russell Aylett

On 1 April 2006, 42-year-old father-of-three, Russell Aylett was murdered in a YMCA hostel in Romford, Essex.

Russell was badly beaten up in his own room by several men one of whom thought, wrongly, that he was gay. He was left with brain injuries, a shattered nose, and nine broken ribs. However, this wasn’t enough for Richard Truszczynski. After watching the attack without intervening, the heavily-built black man decided that Russell should be finished off and calmly strangled him to death. He then hid his body in a wardrobe.

In March 2007, Truszczynski was convicted of Russell’s murder and jailed for life.

The Romford YMCA won an award in the 'Overcoming Business Adversity' category at the 2006 Essex Business Awards.

Richard is pictured below with his daughter, Cerys. Truszczynski is pictured alongside.


  1. what room did russell aylett die in the ymca please email kryz09@live.co.uk

  2. Hi Krizzle,

    Could I ask why you wanted to know which room he dies in please?