Doubt has been cast over the conviction of Michael Stone, who was found guilty of the notorious Chillenden murders, which shocked the nation.
Stone has always denied the charges but was found guilty of the brutal murder of Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter Megan nearly two decades ago.
He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Lin’s other daughter Josie, then-nine, who suffered horrendous head injuries in the same attack but miraculously survived.
The Tunbridge Wells-born heroin addict, who lived in Medway at the time of his arrest, has spent 19 years behind bars, serving three life sentences for their deaths, but has always maintained his innocence.
He was found guilty after several appeals on the basis of a damning statement by fellow murderer Damian Daley, but now fresh evidence has cast doubt over the reliability of Daley’s testimony.
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