UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECTS TO STAND TRIAL
Via The Guardian
Two men are to stand trial accused of being part of a racist white gang that “targeted and killed” the black teenager Stephen Lawrence because of the colour of his skin, the appeal court has said.
The killing in 1993 in Eltham, south-east London, is one of the most high-profile unsolved murders in Britain.
The men charged are David Norris, who has never before been charged over the stabbing, and Gary Dobson, who stood trial previously and was found not guilty.
Dobson was acquitted of killing Lawrence, 18, after a private murder prosecution brought in 1996 by the parents of the talented youngster who dreamed of being an architect.
A new law established in 2003 abolished the longstanding ban on people being retried for the same crime after being found not guilty, if “compelling” new evidence came to light.
The appeal court agreed on Wednesday that new evidence was compelling enough to allow Dobson’s acquittal to be quashed.
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YES!!! I have nothing but respect for Doreen and Neville Lawrence who refused to give up. I hope they finally get justice for Stephen.
Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.