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Stephen Lawrence murder: David Norris loses appeal bid

2013-05-10 13:37:04

David Norris

One of the two men jailed for life for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence has lost a bid to challenge his conviction.

David Norris was jailed for life in January 2012 for murdering the student in Eltham, south-east London, in 1993.

His application for leave to appeal against his conviction has now been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

Norris is serving a minimum of 14 years and three months and second killer Gary Dobson 15 years and two months.

Last summer, applications for permission to appeal by both men were rejected by a single judge who considered the papers from the case.

But the pair still had the right to renew their applications before a panel of judges sitting at the Court of Appeal.

They did so, but Dobson then withdrew his appeal against the sentence.

Norris's application was thrown out by Lord Justice Leveson, Mr Justice Foskett and Mr Justice Hickinbottom.

Police are still investigating the case in an attempt to bring others to justice over the attack.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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