- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LONDON — A jury has found two white men guilty of murdering a black teenager in a brutal racist stabbing that shocked Britain almost two decades ago.

Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, were convicted Tuesday of killing Stephen Lawrence as he waited for a bus in 1993. The pair will be sentenced Wednesday.

The men both pleaded innocent. When the verdict was announced, Dobson said: “You have condemned an innocent man here, I hope you can live with yourselves.”

Prosecutors argued during the case that blood, hair and fibers traced to Lawrence were found on Dobson and Norris’ clothes, proving their involvement in the attack. Investigators also installed a security camera inside one of the men’s apartments, capturing the men talking about threats to London’s black communities and acting out violent attacks.

Police alleged others were involved in the brutal attack and are still investigating the case.


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