23/06/2011

Bellfield Found Guilty Of Milly's Murder

A former nightclub bouncer has been found guilty of the murder of Milly Dowler.

Milly, 13, went missing while walking home from school on 21 March 2002 in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey.

Her body was found six months later in Hampshire.

Following a trial at the Old Bailey Levi Bellfield, 43, was convicted of her murder.

He denies the charge.

In 2008 Bellfield was convicted of murdering two young women in west London and attempting to murder a third.

(BMcN)


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