The Chil­len­den Mur­ders

TV Times - - Film Guide - ep

doc­u­men­tary / times vary / BBC2

from the mak­ers of ac­claimed, hard-hit­ting doc­u­men­taries How to Die: si­mon’s Choice, Abused: The Un­told story and The De­tec­tives comes this new one-off film about the 1996 mur­ders of Lin Rus­sell and her six-yearold daugh­ter Me­gan, and the at­tempted mur­der of nine-year-old Josie, in the Kent vil­lage of Chil­len­den. In­de­pen­dent ex­perts look back at the crime and ex­am­ine the case of lo­cal man Michael Stone, who was charged, found guilty and sen­tenced to life in prison but has long main­tained his in­no­cence. Is the right per­son in prison for the crime that ap­palled the na­tion over two decades ago?

Josie Rus­sell was nine when her mother and sis­ter were mur­dered. Michael Stone, in­set, was jailed for the crime

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