Stephen Lawrence

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Forensic Casebook

Offence: Murder
Victim: Stephen Lawrence

Meticulous and imaginative re-examination of clothing seized from the original suspects at the time of Stephen’s murder in 1993 finally yielded textile fibre and then DNA and hair links with Stephen.

Despite vigorous attempts by the defence, the court was not persuaded that these could alternatively have resulted from contamination over the intervening years, and two of the suspects were jailed in 2012.