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Retrial after conviction of Lin and Megan Russell murderer quashed

A stock photo of folded newspapers.


The tabloid paid for statements of a prisoner and other prisoner testimony, that was so crucial to the conviction of Michael Stone for the hammering to death of a mother and daughter, was soon exposed by another tabloid as ‘a pack of lies’.

In any other circumstances, the intense media coverage would have been considered prejudicial and made a retrial impossible.

But the authorities were certain that Stone was the killer and couldn’t risk him being freed.

And so a retrial was ordered...