Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield ‘under investigation for hammer strike that killed Lin and Megan Russell’
- Michael Stone is currently serving three life sentences for the Kent murders
- But a new witness “saw a beige Ford” as Bellfield drove on the spot
- Bellfield is currently serving life for murdering Milly Dowler, 13, and two women
Levi Bellfield is under investigation for the Lin and Megan Russell murders, with the serial killer telling his friends that he is “in trouble.”
Michael Stone is currently serving three life sentences for the murder of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, who were found clubbed to death in Chillenden, Kent. in July 1996.
But a new witness would have seen a beige Ford like the one Bellfield was driving at the time while driving away from the horror scene.
Bellfield is currently serving life for murdering schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, and two women.
According to The Sun, Bellfield has told friends that he is “in trouble” and fears his alibi for the Kent murders may have been undermined by an ex-girlfriend.
Stone’s defense team believes a potentially crucial piece of evidence, which they say was recently excavated after being lost by police, could point the finger at someone else.
Undated handout photo of Lin Russell and daughter Megan. New evidence could link serial killer Levi Bellfield to the brutal hammer murders of Lin and her young daughter Megan
Josie Russell, pictured, then nine years old, suffered serious head injuries in the attack and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed
A shoelace was rediscovered after 14 years and DNA on the lace could prove whether Michael Stone had beaten Lin and her six-year-old daughter to death.
Josie Russell, then nine years old, suffered serious head injuries in the attack and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed.
The attack occurred in 1996 when the family walked home from a school swimming gala along a country road.
Stone, 61, was arrested and convicted the following year after being charged with two murders and one attempted murder. But he has always protested his innocence.
A shoelace used to tie one of the girls was dropped by the killer and later found by detectives on the spot.
A small part of the lace was tested for DNA at the time. But with the trials still in their infancy, the tests did not come back conclusive.
Bellfield has told friends he is ‘in trouble’ and fears his alibi for the Kent murders may have been undermined by an ex-girlfriend
Stone, 61, was convicted of two murders and one time attempted murder. But he has always protested his innocence
Stone, a drug addict with previous convictions, was arrested a year after the attack and charged with the murders.
He was found guilty after two inmates – one of them drug addict and convicted murderer Damian Daley – gave testimony to the prosecution and told the court how Stone confessed to him in prison.
In 2001, Stone faced a retrial after one of the inmates dropped the claim against him.
However, he was once again found guilty and sentenced to three life sentences.
Next year, he must complete his 25-year minimum term, but he will not be released because he did not confess the murders.
While he never confessed to the murders, triple killer Levi Bellfield is said to have done so in 2017.
Bellfield was linked to the murders after eventually admitting to murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler.
He also killed 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell and 22-year-old Amelie Delagrange.
And in 2017, he claimed he was the man behind the murders of Lin and Megan Russell.
However, he later retracted his confession and was never charged.