The Goss needed a Rufus story quickly. One of the other 'red tops' had an exclusive about football corruption and was stealing a march and readers.
The Goss Editor gave Rufus a 'handle'.
'THE KILLING GENIUS (allegedly)' filled the front page and led a story, penned by Amy Tate, about his exceptional performance at university. A pretty woman, she had easily managed to interview his tutors and other students, including some in his hall of residence.
The profile of Rufus was 'loner', 'boffin', 'workaholic', and from a couple of women in his hall, 'vicious rapist, who'd got their friend pregnant'.