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Stephen Lawrence murder duo found guilty

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 January 2012 | UPDATED: 15:24 04 January 2012

Gary Dobson

Gary Dobson

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Two men have been convicted of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence more than 18 years after he was stabbed to death at a bus stop.

Gary Dobson, 36, of Phineas Pett Road, Eltham, and David Norris, 35, formerly of Berryfield Close, Chislehurst, were found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey at about 2.30pm today (Tuesday January 3).

Stephen Lawrence, then 18, was stabbed to death near a bus stop in Eltham, south London, in April 1993.

The trial mainly focused on forensic evidence seized in 1993 and jurors heard they were part of a gang of white youths who targeted the 18 year-old A-level student and his friend Duwayne Brooks because of the colour of their skin.

Stephen was stabbed twice Well Hall Road, Eltham, just after 10.30pm on April 22, 1993.

The pair were convicted of murder after a two-month trial at the Old Bailey as the jury of eight men and four women announced its unanimous verdicts after deliberations spanning three days.

Mr Justice Treacy will sentence the men on Wednesday.

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