Warning for Lawrence murder jury
Thursday 18 April 1996
The jury of eight men and four women was sworn in after delays caused by the court running out of potential jurors.Checks had to be made to ensure they did not come from the south-east part of London where the 18-year-old died.
The trial, a private prosecution brought by Stephen's parents, is due to start today. It is believed to be only the fourth private prosecution for murder in 130 years. Neil Acourt, 20, Luke Knight, 18, and Gary Dobson, 20, all of Eltham, south-east London, deny murdering Stephen in April 1993.
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