Stefan Kisko, a
Civil Servant from Rochdale, spent seventeen years in
prison for the murder of Lesley Molseed until
scientific evidence showed he could not have committed the
crime, evidence that was known to the police at the time
but was suppressed and not disclosed to the defence. His
conviction was overturned in 1992: He died a year later.
5th October 1975 Lesley, aged 11, vanished
from her Rochdale home. She went only a few hundred yards
to the local shop but was never seen again. Her body was later
found on moors in West Yorkshire.
8th October 1975,
Leslwey's body was found nwear a lay-by off
trans-Pennine A672 near Rishworth Moor
5th November 2006,
Police announced that a 53 year old man had been arrested
in connection with the murder of Lesley Molseed that had
taken place in 1975.
DNA evidence was alleged to
have shown a "direct hit" with a sample found at the scene
of the murder.
7th November 2006
Ronald Castree from Greater Manchester, was charged with
the murder of Lesley Molseed and made his first court
appearance where he was remanded in custody.
19th April 2007 At
an initial court hearing, Castree pleaded not guilty to a
charge of murder.
22nd October 2007 Castree's trial began at Bradford
Castree was convicted for the murder of Lesley Molseed, with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 30
years, this will keep him in prison until the age of 84.
During the trial a
scientist has told a jury how DNA taken from the underwear
of murdered schoolgirl Lesley Molseed were linked to the
man accused of her murder.
The DNA sample had been
taken in October 2005 when he was arrested but not charged
in connection with another sex attack.