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Timeline: Jodi Jones murder case

The Jodi Jones murder case has horrified the public since her body was found in 2003.

Here is how events have unfolded.

16 MAY 2008

Luke Mitchell's appeal against his conviction for the murder is thrown out by three senior judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh.

12 MARCH 2008

It emerges that Mitchell's lawyers failed to get documents they believed could help with his appeal.

22 FEBRUARY 2007

After both prosecution and defence teams have presented their submissions, judges give Mitchell's lawyers four weeks to lodge any fresh evidence.

5 FEBRUARY 2008

Luke Mitchell's appeal begins before three judges sitting at the Appeal Court in Edinburgh.

3 AUGUST 2005

Mitchell's appeal is officially lodged.

21 JANUARY 2005

Luke Mitchell is found guilty of the murder of Jodi Jones.

18 NOVEMBER 2004

Mitchell's trial restarts with a new jury.

15 APRIL 2004

Mitchell appears at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with Jodi's murder.

14 AUGUST 2003

Luke Mitchell is detained by police before being released without charge.

18 JULY 2003

An exhaustive search of the area where Jodi was murdered fails to uncover a weapon.

1 JULY 2003

Lothian and Borders Police launch a murder investigation.

30 JUNE 2003

Jodi is reported missing by her mother after failing to turn up at her home in Dalkeith.




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