In the early hours of 12 July 2002 Jong Ok Shin, a 26 year old Korean student, was brutally stabbed to death, as she walked home, after a night out in Bournemouth. Omar Benguit, a heroin addict, was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison. However, Benguit and his family have always maintained he is innocent.
Unusually, it took three trials to secure his conviction. No forensic evidence linked Benguit to the crime and the majority of the prosecution witnesses were serious drug addicts with criminal records.
In a six-part series for BBC Three, Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi sees journalist Bronagh Munro examine whether Benguit may be innocent and investigate his family’s claims that he was framed. In a second series of BBC Three’s hit strand Unsolved, Munro tracks down the witnesses who gave evidence against Benguit, and investigates whether a serial killer may have carried out the murder.
Original title Unsolved The Man With No Alibi
First air date May 01, 2018
Last air date May 13, 2018