24.01.2023 - 19:43 / thesun.co.uk
A NEW Netflix documentary hopes to shed new light on TV presenter Jill Dando’s murder. A reassessment of the case is being filmed and is likely to air later this year, months before the 25th anniversary of her killing.
The streaming giant has previously delivered major revelations in its true-crime shows, which often include new evidence. A TV insider said: “Netflix docs have a reputation for producing new information which changes the way major crimes from the past are viewed.
“So hopes will be raised that they may produce something similar as they revisit the murder of a much-loved figure whose demise shocked the nation.” BBC newsreader and Crimewatch host Jill, then 37, died of a gunshot wound to the head outside her home in Fulham, West London, in 1999. Read More on Jill DandoHIT BLUNDER Jill Dando 'could have been killed over mistaken ID', says whistleblowerFATAL MIX-UP Jill Dando 'shot by MISTAKE by hitman sent to kill another blonde BBC star' Loner Barry George, now 62, was arrested for her murder and jailed for life in 2001.
But his conviction was later quashed before he was acquitted at a second trial in 2008. Despite more than 2,000 potential suspects and a string of conspiracy theories, the killer has not been found.
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