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Old 29th November 2022, 08:21 AM   #1
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The innocence of Michael Stone

No not that Michael Stone convicted of murder the other Michael Stone convicted of murder, for the killing of Lin and Megan Russell (and also of the attempted murder of Josie Russell).

The case was one of the notorious trifecta of UKian murder cases of the 1990s, along with Colin Stagg and Barry George, both later cleared despite police obstructionism.

Th case against Stone, a fairly terrible human being, was weak to the point of non-existence; a dubious witness, a bootlace never connected to him and a trio of prisoners who alleged they heard Stone confess (one admitted lying , one was paid and the third even the prosecution admitted was unreliable).

Stone continued to maintain his innocence and has refused to apply for parole.
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Old 30th November 2022, 04:07 PM   #2
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There's a couple of older threads on this case.
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Old 1st December 2022, 02:02 PM   #3
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This conviction always seemed a bit dubious to me, even when it happened.
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Old 1st December 2022, 05:20 PM   #4
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I'm sure we've had at least one thread on this, I'll see if I can hunt it up.
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Old 1st December 2022, 05:22 PM   #5
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Here we are. I think this is probably the only one, or at least the most recent one. Before that, I think the case was mentioned as a comparison when discussing other cases rather than having a thread on its own.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=325221

Further discussion should probably be taken there.
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Old 2nd December 2022, 03:04 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
Here we are. I think this is probably the only one, or at least the most recent one. Before that, I think the case was mentioned as a comparison when discussing other cases rather than having a thread on its own.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=325221

Further discussion should probably be taken there.
Bugger. Thanks for that.
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Old 2nd December 2022, 03:13 PM   #7
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I just bumped it, it's on the front page now.
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