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On 12th July, 2002 Jong Ok Shin a Korean language student was brutally murdered while living in Bournemouth. A local drug addicted man, Omar Benguit was quickly identified as the prime suspect. 

But shortly after, it would emerge that at the time of Ms Shin's death, a man that had committed two murders, was living just streets away. 

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Sources:

R v Omar Benguit [2014] EWCA Crim 690 https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2014/690.html

Tom Rawstorne, “A body in an Italian church, locks of stolen hair... and a chilling link to this British mother's murder” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1262663/A-body-Italian-church-locks-stolen-hair---chilling-link-British-mothers-murder.html#ixzz1nD1KzOvo (1 April 2010) 

“Man with fetish for cutting women's hair 'murdered and mutilated mother-of-two'” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387595/Danilo-Restivo-murdered-mutilated-mother-Heather-Barnett.html#ixzz1n342DCRI (17 May 2011) 

Jane Reader, “Killer Danilo Restivo fighting plans to deport him to Italy by claiming right to family” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11019440.killer-danilo-restivo-fighting-plans-to-deport-him-to-italy-by-claiming-right-to-family-life/ (19 February 2014) 

Paula Roberts and Andy Martin, “Heather Barnett jury told of 'deliberate false alibi' by Danilo Restivo” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9032958.heather-barnett-jury-told-of-deliberate-false-alibi-by-danilo-restivo/ (18 May 2011) 

Paula Roberts, “Law chiefs to discuss Omar Benguit's bid for freedom” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9916854.law-chiefs-to-discuss-omar-benguits-bid-for-freedom/ (7 September 2012) 

Tobias Jones, “Danilo Restivo's murder conviction is just the tip of the iceberg” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/29/danilo-restivo-murder-conviction-iceberg (29 June 2011) 

Steven Morris, “How Damilo Restivo was caught” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/29/how-danilo-restivo-was-caught (29 June 2011) 

Paula Roberts, “Student's killer's case reviewed as Danilo Restivo is made a suspect” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9553795.student-killers-case-reviewed-as-danilo-restivo-is-made-a-suspect/ (25 February 2012)

Andy Martin, “Restivo jury hears DNA evidence” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9089217.restivo-jury-hears-dna-evidence/ (16 June 2011) 

“Portsmouth 'Making a Murderer' innocence project working to clear killer Omar Benguit's name” in The Portsmouth News https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/crime/portsmouth-making-murderer-innocence-project-working-clear-killer-omar-benguits-name-1266803 (18 February 2016) 

Alex Forsythe, “'Hair-in-hand' killer Danilo Restivo in appeal” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-19904969/hair-in-hand-killer-danilo-restivo-in-appeal (10 October 2012) 

“Convicted murderer Omar Benguit waiting on appeal decision” in The Southern Daily Echo https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11101434.convicted-murderer-omar-benguit-waiting-on-appeal-decision/ (25 March 2014) 

Marika Henneberg, “Lost in the system: The case of Omar Benguit” from TheJusticeGap.com https://www.thejusticegap.com/lost-system-case-omar-benguit/ (16 January 2017) 

Marika Henneberg, “Omar Benguit: 'I would rather die than admit to something I haven't done” from TheJusticeGap.com https://www.thejusticegap.com/omar-benguit-i-would-rather-die-than-admit-to-something-i-havent-done/ (19 November 2015) 

Bronagh Munro, “Unmaking a murderer: After 16 years in prison, could Omar Benguit clear his name?” from BBC.co.uk https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/2136f656-6b44-48bb-9c09-a270b9ecab21 (5 July 2018) 

Tobais Jones, Blood on the Altar: In search of a serial killer (London: Faber and Faber, 2012) available here (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Altar-Tobias-Jones/dp/0571274935)

BBC3 – Unsolved: The man with no Alibi available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pLLOGcawh0

Clips of Jeremy Kyle interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiszoCdQaV4

Website: http://www.omarbenguit.co.uk/

Wikis: 

Murder of Jong Ok Shin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jong-Ok_Shin

Danilo Restivo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danilo_Restivo

History of Bournemouth - https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/explore/history-of-bournemouth

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