Friday, 9 March 2012

Stephen Lawrence trial - DNA Evidence now in doubt

If DNA from a man on trial in Exeter was found on items taken from a rape scene in Manchester, is it really surprising that DNA from Lawrence was found on a very memorable jacket which no witness remembered seeing Gary Dobson wearing?  It seems the firm behind the DNA testing which led to the show trial is now under investigation for "contamination".  More details here


alanorei said...

Thank you, Sarah, for increasing the circulation of this timely article.

The Lawrence case had all the hallmarks of a stitch-up and it is to be hoped that the truth will out.

One of the commentators on the BR site wondered if the accused would each get £250,000 compensation from the court if their convictions are quashed.

Unlikely, I suspect.

P.S. Is it possible to get email notification of comments? The new comments system doesn't seem to have that facility.

Anonymous said...

No white person would ever be seen dead in that jacket.

Anonymous said...

The trial was a sham. How could anyone not already know about the case and then sit on a jury with an open mind?

James Mathurin said...

It seems that in one case, the same equipment was re-used. This does not indicate that the same thing happened in the Lawrence case, although the investigation into it should turn it up if it has.