The Chillenden Murders - Netflix
The Chillenden Murders is a 2-part documentary examining the brutal killings of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, along with the attempted murder of 9-year-old Josie in 1996. Known as the Chillenden murders, they led to one of the biggest manhunts ever undertaken by British police. Michael Stone, a local heroin addict and petty criminal, was arrested, charged and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Now, with exclusive access to the vast collection of original case files, a team of independent experts has come together to re-examine the evidence. With backgrounds in policing, forensics, law and criminology, they attempt to shed new light on the case and uncover the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Chillenden Murders - Michael Stone (criminal) - Netflix
Michael Stone (born Michael John Goodban in 1960 in Tunbridge Wells) is a British man who was convicted of the 1996 murders of Lin and Megan Russell and attempted murder of Josie Russell. Stone was sentenced to three life sentences with a tariff of 25 years. Stone maintains his innocence and continues to contest his conviction. Stone's legal team assert that serial killer Levi Bellfield is the true perpetrator of the attack.
The Chillenden Murders - Early life - Netflix
Stone was born as Michael John Goodban in Tunbridge Wells in 1960, as one of five children. He had a turbulent childhood, suffering domestic violence in his family home before he was placed into a care home, where he was abused. Stone's police record dates back to the age of 12 and continued into adulthood. Once leaving the care system, Stone began using heroin and he served three prison sentences in the 1980s and 1990s for robbery, burglary, grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Prior to the murders, Stone had received support for his drug addiction and mental health problems and was under the supervision of the National Probation Service.
The Chillenden Murders - References - Netflix