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'Double jeopardy' man Mark Weston guilty of murder

13 December 2010 Last updated at 19:00 GMT

The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence has been found guilty.

Mark Weston had been cleared of the 1995 murder of Vikki Thompson but the case was reopened in 2005 when the "double jeopardy" rule was removed.

New DNA evidence led to Weston's second trial where he was found guilty and sentenced to life for the murder of 30-year-old Vikki Thompson who was found bludgeoned but still alive near a railway line after her dog returned home alone.

She died six days later.

Jon Kay reports.