The double-danger case ended with the double murder of a jewelry thief

A jewel thief has been brought to justice after murdering two pensioners in his home.
Old Bailey was told that Michael Wil, 52, defeated 78-year-old veteran Leonard Harris and three-year-old mother Rose Seferian, three of whom Burglary in 1998.
Gertrude, the retired taxi driver’s widow, also suffered a head injury and died in a nursing home a few years later.
The jury was informed that in the attack, Will snatched a stamp ring and a gold watch from Mr. Harris and tore the diamond ring with Ms. Seyfelia’s fingers.
In the police failed to put Weirs. After palm prints were matched with one found in Harris’s home in 1998, the deaths of the two were not linked.
Weir was convicted in 1999 for the murder of Mr. Harris, but was acquitted for a technical appeal, but according to the new forensic evidence, he faced trial again under the double-dangerous rule.
The old Bailey jury in Hackney, northeast of London, ruled that there were two counts of murder on Thursday.
During the trial, Tom Little QC said that Vail had targeted the two indefensible pensioners and repeatedly killed them and killed them.
On January 28, 1998, Will broke into Mr. Harris’s apartment in East Finchley, north of London, and his head was seriously injured.
The pensioner was found by a real estate agent asking for help from a public landing site, and his wife with dementia was seriously injured on the bedroom floor.
The 18-carat gold zenith watch and his gold ring that Mr. Harris took out from a German soldier during the Second World War disappeared.
Three days after the attack, the police learned that the police found palm prints on the bedroom door, but missed the match with the defendant because the contrast was not the best quality.
Mr. Little said that the evidence of the prints certainly made Will a victim, and it was on the scene of Mrs. Harris.
DNA testing that was not possible in 1998 also linked Weir to the crime scene.
The jurors were told that the blood from the internal corridor found the DNA belonging to Mrs. Harris and the accused.
On the edge of the grass outside the unit, blood-stained gloves were found with the DNA of the defendant.
A few weeks after the first attack, Ms. Seyfria was placed in a three-bedroom apartment in Kensington, West London, living with her son and two daughters.
On March 5, 1998, when Will was alone at home, she slammed her in her bedroom and stole the ring and cash.
Jewelry includes a gold wedding ring with her husband’s initials and date of marriage, a diamond solitaire gold ring and a silver diamond ring.
Ms. Seferian managed to raise an alarm, and her son found that she was covered in blood and was almost unrecognizable after the injury.
The court was informed that palmetto was found on a window frame in Ms. Seyfria’s apartment, and Weir entered the window frame but did not match the defendant until 2017.
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Leonard and Gertrude Harris were beaten in East Finchley in 1998 (Metropolitan Police/Pennsylvania)
The jury was informed that by 2018, new DNA evidence of the murder of Harris had been obtained, and the palm prints of both scenes matched the defendant.
Migrant Weir provided evidence that he had a long history of stealing to make money to buy drugs.
However, he denied that he had lived in the residence of Mr. Harris East Finchley’s apartment or Ms. Severance Kensington and did not provide any explanation for the forensic evidence.
He said that he was angry and frustrated when he was arrested for murder after 19 years.
The jury did not know that Wells had previously convicted Mr. Harris’s death or retrial.
The adjoining judge, Mrs. McGowan, told the jurors that they had established a legal history.
After the guilty verdict, Little explained the history of the double-risk case to the jury.
He said that Will was convicted of murdering Mr. Harris and burglary, and attacked Mrs. Harris on the basis of DNA that was kept in the police database.
The original judge ruled that the case was admissible, but the judgment was overturned by the Court of Appeal in 2000 and the conviction of Wells was revoked.
The Crown Prosecutor’s Office missed the deadline for a one-day appeal to the House of Lords.
But the House of Lords later found out that in a similar case, like Wells, the initial decision to acknowledge DNA was correct.
Due to the change in the double danger law of 2005, Mr. Verin Harris was again charged.
After the Court of Appeal announced its innocence, the Weir case was considered to be the legal start of two accused who were convicted of the same crime.
This is also unique because, in addition to the original murder, he faces a second murder.

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