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Friday, August 24, 2012

Stephen Lawrence killers are refused leave to appeal life sentences for racist murder

The killers of Stephen Lawrence were refused leave to appeal against their convictions yesterday.

David Norris, 35, and Gary Dobson, 36, claimed their six-week trial at the Old Bailey which resulted in unanimous guilty verdicts was unfair.

But a judge rejected their written applications at the Court of Appeal.

They were given life sentences in January for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Dobson was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years and two months, while Norris was given a minimum of 14 years and three months.

The verdicts were a victory for the Daily Mail, which for 15 years has campaigned for justice for the Lawrence family. Read More