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Barry George sentenced to life for murder of presenter Jill Dando

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The police had first sought a professional hit man because of the execution style single shot delivered to the head of Dando on her doorstep. Instead, they ended up prosecuting a man who pretended to be related to Freddie Mercury.

Admittedly, Barry George, aka Barry Bulsara, did have a history of sexual violence, and a fascination with both guns and his nearby neighbour. But there was another important fact.

He didn’t do it...