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Luke Mitchell's lie detector test posted on YouTube

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A video of Luke Mitchell, the man convicted of murdering Jodi Jones in Dalkeith almost 10 years ago, has been posted on YouTube.

The 16-minute video shows the 24-year-old taking a lie detector test.

He says he did not know where Jodi Jones' body was and denies stabbing the teenager, who was murdered in 2003.

Mitchell's mother Corinne said the test was further proof of his innocence, but Jodi Jones' family said they believed Mitchell had lied all along.

His case is being considered by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) after his previous appeal failed.

The Scottish Prison Service said it allowed the video, which was filmed in April last year, to be released as part of that case.

However, the SPS said it did not give explicit permission for it to be put on YouTube.

Mitchell, who has always claimed his innocence, is serving a minimum of 20 years in prison after being found guilty of murder in 2005.

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