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2 men to stand trial for the murder of Stephen Lawrence

(15 Posts)
MarioandLuigi Wed 18-May-11 11:08:58

its about time!

Were these two some of the original suspects?

MarioandLuigi Wed 18-May-11 11:10:42

Yes they were part of the original 5

Then I am glad that justice has finally caught up with them.

Pagwatch Wed 18-May-11 11:15:07

I really hope this new trial brings some justice for the Lawrence family.

It has been so long.

DontCallMePeanut Wed 18-May-11 11:15:19

Only 18 years late, but hey... y'know... Better late then never, I suppose.

The sad thing is, nothing is going to bring back Stephen. But had this been brought to court a lot earlier, it could have provided some kind of closure for his parents. Thoughts are with Mr and Mrs Lawrence today.

MrsRhettButler Wed 18-May-11 11:16:42

About bloody time! That's nearly 20 years!

BenHer Wed 18-May-11 12:41:06

Lets hope justice prevails!

sharbie Wed 18-May-11 12:42:49

yy about time too

Nancy66 Wed 18-May-11 13:14:03

At last...

My god that family have fought and fought and fought for justice.
Good on them.

boohoohoo Wed 18-May-11 15:06:21

Thank god, about time, just so pleased for the friends and family if Stephen!

wubblybubbly Wed 18-May-11 15:11:40

That is good news. I hope the Lawrence family finally get some justice.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 18-May-11 17:08:20

I hope this is it finally for his parents. They've behaved with such courage and dignity throughout.

Andrewofgg Thu 19-May-11 18:57:36

Easy, now, people.

There will be twelve jurors.

Some may believe that retrial after acquittal is always wrong.

Some may suspect the new evidence.

And some may be racists with enough brains not to make it obvious.

Which means there could be a not-guilty verdict even if they are as guilty as sin (and they are presumed innocent, let’s not forget that). And you cannot have a second retrial come what may. So I hope the CPS know what they are doing here.

Nancy66 Thu 19-May-11 20:25:02

Even the fact that the family will have their day in court is a victory

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