Dando murder suspect to be sent for re-trial

Barry George today won his appeal against his conviction for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando.

Barry George today won his appeal against his conviction for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando.

George, now 47, was present in the dock of the Court of Appeal in London as the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips, and two other senior judges allowed the appeal.

The court heard that George will now face a re-trial.

It was his second legal challenge to a jury’s 2001 verdict that he shot the 37-year-old BBC News, Crimewatch and Holiday presenter on the steps of her home in Fulham, south west London, in April 1999.

The new appeal centred on fresh scientific evidence relating to a single microscopic speck of firearm discharge residue found in George’s coat after his arrest a year after the shooting.

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