The Chillenden Murders

Event Name
The Chillenden Murders
27 October 2017
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): PS-EB.G.02


The brutal killings of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, along with the attempted murder of nine-year-old Josie in 1996, shocked the UK. Known as the Chillenden murders, they led to one of the biggest manhunts ever undertaken by British police. One year later, Michael Stone, a local heroin addict and petty criminal, was arrested, charged and sentenced to life imprisonment.Almost 20 years on, Stone maintains his innocence, and questions over his conviction remain. Now, with exclusive access to the vast collection of original case files, a team of independent experts has come together to re-examine the evidence. With backgrounds in policing, forensics, law and criminology, they attempt to shed new light on the case and uncover the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.The team of experts was chaired by Professor Richard Hobbs, and in this session he will introduce this two hour BBC film, after which he will take questions from the audience.

Speakers: Professor Richard Hobbs

Name: Jule Forti

Phone: (02) 9772 6697

School / Department: School of Social Sciences and Psychology