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    UK - Melanie Road, 17, stabbed to death, Bath, 9 June 1984

    Bristol man charged with murder of Bath schoolgirl Melanie Road | Bath Chronicle
    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Brist...ail/story.html

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    Interesting name of the person they have in custody... I won't say anymore than that until more information comes out in the press or with some of the folks I know in Bath.

    Good work by police in catching him even after all this time. I would imagine it's advances in DNA that's helped them catch him.

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    UK - 1984 Melanie Road murder suspect nabbed


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    Thanks wfgodot..

    I posted such links to the Melanie Hall thread by mistake.

    This one is close to home... I'm interested in seeing who the man is. I hope there is a court artist at Bath Magistrates.

    Is there a case thread for this case, I can't find it. I'm surprised because it was/is quite a well known case in the UK.



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    Melanie Road stabbing: man to stand trial over 1984 murder
    Christopher Hampton, 63, will stand trial in May next year for murder of 17-year-old stabbed to death in Bath in 1984 after a night out with friends

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    From last month:

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Fishpon...ail/story.html

    Christopher John Hampton... appeared at Bristol Crown Court via video link wearing a black Nike sweater and thick glasses. The father-of-three only spoke to enter a not guilty plea.

    A trial expected to last four weeks is scheduled to start on May 9 next year after further scientific evidence is gathered.

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    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Fishpon...ail/story.html

    Christopher John Hampton, 63, will consider the scientific document next week - a month before he goes on trial for the 17-year-old's murder more than 30 years ago.

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    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Melan...ail/story.html

    Melanie's family have been waiting for justice ever since the A-student's body was found in Bath more than 30 years ago.

    The Bath High School student had been on a night out with friends at the now-closed Beau Nash nightclub in Kingston Road on Friday, June 8, 1984.

    Her body was found early the following morning by a milkman and his young son close to a block of garages in nearby St Stephen's Court. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed repeatedly in the chest and back.

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    Changed his plea to guilty:

    Christopher Hampton, who changed his plea to guilty as his murder trial was due to begin at Bristol Crown Court, must serve a minimum term of 22 years.Hampton, 64, was caught in 2015 after police linked DNA from Melanie's clothing to his daughter.


    She had been arrested aged 41 in 2014 for a "minor incident" and her DNA profile was taken, leading the police to her father.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-36245888


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    A killer who was jailed for the 1984 murder of Melanie Road is being investigated over a chillingly similar unsolved case, it has emerged.

    Christopher Hampton was given a life sentence yesterday after he admitted raping 17-year-old A-level student Miss Road before knifing her to death after she left a Bath nightclub in 1984.

    The circumstances mirror the fate of Melanie Hall, 25, who disappeared after leaving a Bath nightclub in 1996 12 years to the day from the murder of Miss Road.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...anie-Road.html

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    I was correct in who I thought it was, shocking that I personally knew the family of the guilty party.



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    For those of you interested in this case. CBS Reality in the UK are doing a documentary due to air entitled, 'Uncovering Melanie's Murderer', on Monday August 29th at 22:00 hrs.

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