Korean English language student Jong-Ok Shin was stabbed to death in the early hours of July 12, 2002 in Bournemouth, UK.
Omar Benguit was arrested 6 weeks later, after being named by a heroin addict Beverley Brown. He was eventually convicted after three trials, but a co-defendant was acquitted at the second trial after Brown’s account was contradicted by a speed camera and CCTV evidence.
Although many other drug addict witnesses eventually partially corroborated Brown’s story ( which changed substantially ), none of these witnesses seem credible, and several have retracted, explaining they were pressured by police.
There is a plausible alternate suspect, serial killer Danilo Restivo, who lived just two streets away from the victim.
In a six-part BBC documentary, a journalist and retired detective found that the conviction was unsafe.