Dobson and Norris found guilty for the murder of Stephen Lawrence | News


“Some justice at last” – Duwayne Brooks
After 18 years finally some kind of justice has been served in the case of the violent racist murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence who was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Eltham, south London. Gary Dobson and David Norris found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey. Following their initial acquittal in 1994 due to a lack of evidence, the two men who were part of the original 5 suspects who were accused of Stephen’s murder were brought back to court in May 2011 based on new forensic evidence, a blood stain on Dobson’s jacket that came from the late Mr Lawrence. As Gary Dobson was taken away from court he announced to the jury that they had condemned an “innocent man”. Sentencing will be on Wednesday 4th of January.

In a statement read by his lawyer outside the Old Bailey, Stephen’s father Lawrence said that the convictions were a moment of joy and relief – but he could not rest until all of those who killed his son were brought to justice. He described the investigation and preparation of the case as “faultless”.

Source: BBC News/ITN