Two part documentary The Chillenden Murders premieres on Tuesday 30 May at 9.00pm on BBC Two.
The brutal killings of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, along with the attempted murder of nine year-old Josie, in 1996, shocked the nation. Twenty years on the man imprisoned for the murders maintains his innocence, and questions over his conviction remain.
Known as ‘The Chillenden Murders’, they led to one of the biggest manhunts ever undertaken by British police. One year later, Michael Stone, a local heroin addict and petty criminal was arrested, charged, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Almost 20 years on, Stone maintains his innocence, and questions over his conviction remain. Now, with exclusive access to the vast collection of original case files, a team of independent experts has come together to re-examine the evidence. With backgrounds in policing, forensics, law and criminology, they will attempt to shed new light on the case and uncover the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.
In this episode, the team examines the details of the crime, and the forensic evidence found at the scene. They then turn their attention to the case against Michael Stone at court, and uncover some shocking details that never made it to trial.
Pictured is Stephen Kamlish, QC
The Chillenden Murders Episode 1 (of 2) airs on Tuesday 30 May from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC TWO.