Their convictions were later quashed in 2004 and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable.
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Her boyfriend Graham Grogan, 21, was jailed for life in Oct 2000.
The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.
Stefan Williams and Onyebuchuku Anyado were also jailed for life.
Kevin Dennis played for Welling United FC, having previously played for Arsenal and Brentford.
Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.