This was a huge story, both in the UK and internationally, in 1999 - Jill Dando (Wiki), a journalist, television presenter and newsreader for 14 years employed by BBC, was shot dead on her doorstep, aged 37. Subsequently, a neighborhood "character" was arrested for, charged with, and convicted of her murder - for many, based on the facts of what happened, that just didn't seen likely. Indeed, he was granted a retrial and found not guilty after serving eight years. The 'Yugoslav connection" theory - more of it can be read at the Jill Dando Wiki link above - is back in the news, and it seems quite plausible. An interesting story for those who believe that assassinations are not entirely the province of "lone nuts." An interesting look below at what makes sense about the Serbian hitman theory: Jill Dando 'murdered by Serbian hitman' (Telegraph) the rest at Telegraph link above The story from the Mirror, the basis for several UK news reports this weekend about the Dando crime: 'This wasn't the work of a loner, this was a professional hit': Lawyer backs Jill Dando assassination claim Daily Mail has a go at it, written by Dando's agent: Why I believe Jill Dando was killed by a Serbian hitman, with an interesting sidebar about the man originally charged with and convicted of the crime: And thus, here's WS's first Jill Dando thread - interesting stuff. A search showed mention of her name on five of the Joanna Yeates threads from 2011 - another UK killing of an attractive blonde which for awhile had many theories in play (and also included the initial arrest of a man later released from custody in the killing).