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Stone stands trial for mother and daughter Russell murder

A photograph of a courtroom with a wooden balance sign on the wall


This would be the first of three times that Michael Stone’s defence would protest his innocence. But the court of public opinion had already found him guilty, such was the disbelief with which the crime had been reported.

A mother and her two daughters had been literally hammered to death for no apparent reason.

The only slight glimmer of hope was the miraculous survival of one of the daughters, Josie...