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Omar Benguit's appeal fails as murder conviction upheld

A man jailed for murdering a Korean student has had his conviction upheld, despite claiming a convicted serial killer could have been the culprit.

Omar Benguit, from Bournemouth, Dorset, was jailed in 2005 for the murder of Jong-Ok Shin three years earlier.

He had claimed double-murderer Danilo Restivo could be the real culprit but Court of Appeal judges disagreed.

Another claim was that a prosecution witness who later appeared on a TV chat show contradicted her trial evidence.

Alex Forsyth reports.

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • From the section Dorset