Who Killed Lin & Megan?


1 x 90'

Production company

Content Kings

Year of production


Commissioning channels

Channel 5



Featuring experts in policing, forensics and criminology, and people who worked and reported on the case, this gripping 90-minute documentary tells the story of one of the most controversial and tragic criminal cases that Britain has ever witnessed.

In July 1996, Lin Russell and her daughters Megan, 6, and Josie, 9, were viciously attacked whilst walking home from school in rural Kent. Only Josie survived.

This horrific crime sent shockwaves across the nation and a year later, Medway resident and known criminal Michael Stone was arrested. There was insufficient evidence to charge him, but a fellow prisoner later alleged that Stone had made a cell confession.

Despite a lack of forensic evidence, Michael Stone was found guilty. However, the day after the trial verdict, a witness admitted that he had lied.

At a re-trial in 2001, Michael Stone was found guilty for a second time.

Stone has now spent 25 years in prison and this case continues to generate fierce debate.
In early 2022 convicted killer Levi Bellfield reportedly claimed responsibility for the murders, prompting more questions about Michael’s Stone’s guilt. And whether the real killer could still be at large.

Who really killed Lin & Megan?

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