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Stone retrial begins for mother and daughter Russell murders

A stock photograph of a hammer
Image: | Above: A stock photograph of a hammer


Michael Stone, already once convicted of the horrific hammer attack on Lin and Megan Russell, now faces a new trial after that verdict was quashed.

A key witness in the first trial was a prisoner serving time for dishonesty and when he later admitted perjury, a retrial was ordered. Michael Stone had only come to police attention when his psychiatrist phoned a TV show that reconstructed the attack and said his patient’s nightmares corresponded.

The case of Michael Stone would lead to a change in the law...