The investigation into the murder of Southampton woman Teresa De Simone

No investigation into police handling of Teresa inquiry

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5:27pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

HAMPSHIRE police will not be investigated independently over its handling of the original inquiry into the murder of Teresa De Simone, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Teresa case closed

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10:30am Friday 25th September 2009

Police draw blank in hunt for victim’s jewellery, the last piece in murder investigation jigsaw

Police launch new search for Teresa's jewellery

Daily Echo: New twist iin Teresa murder

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd September 2009

The murder of Southampton gas board clerk Teresa De Simone took a dramatic new twist today.

Police investigating to see if Teresa's killer struck again

Daily Echo: David Lace

6:04pm Monday 21st September 2009

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today into whether the man who murdered Teresa De Simone ever killed again.

240 historic cases to be re-examined in light of Teresa investigation

Daily Echo: Who else could be innocent?

9:20am Sunday 20th September 2009

THE release of Sean Hodgson has reopened investigations into 240 historical murder and rape convictions, the Daily Echo can reveal.

My brother confessed to me that he killed someone

Daily Echo: David Lace

2:55pm Monday 21st September 2009

Just months before he committed suicide in 1988, David Lace told his younger sister he’d “killed someone”. Almost 21 years on, police this week confirmed his victim was Teresa De Simone.

Family brand brother a monster for killing Teresa

Daily Echo: David Lace

4:30pm Friday 18th September 2009

THE family of the man who brutally raped and murdered Teresa De Simone have spoken about their “monster” brother.

The science that found Teresa's killer

Daily Echo: Suspects accused of serious violent and sexual offences will have their DNA stored for 12 years, according to proposals

2:11pm Friday 18th September 2009

THE DNA at the crime scene was always going to be the police’s best hope of catching the real killer after it was used to categorically rule out Sean Hodgson.

The moment Teresa’s parents saw the face of her killer

Daily Echo: Mary and Michael Sedotti looking at the image of David Lace

12:10pm Friday 18th September 2009

LOOKING at the picture of her daughter’s killer as a young man, Mary Sedotti gasps.

How could police have got it so wrong?

Daily Echo: Deputy Chief Constable Simon Cole

11:41am Friday 18th September 2009

IT WAS a case that saw the wrong man jailed for 27 years while the real killer confessed, was ignored and eventually killed himself.

Teresa can 'finally rest in peace' say family

Daily Echo: Michael and Mary Sedotti

7:40pm Thursday 17th September 2009

THE parents of Teresa De Simone have today told of their relief that their daughter's real killer has been found.

Teresa De Simone's killer named by police

Daily Echo: David Lace

6:00am Thursday 17th September 2009

THIS is the baby-faced teenager who raped and strangled Teresa De Simone 30 years ago.

Family's shock at murder revelations

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

12:02pm Thursday 17th September 2009

THE family of David Lace have said they did not know anything of his involvement until just a few weeks ago.

Background to the life of Teresa's killer

Daily Echo: DCI Phil McTavish

12:14pm Thursday 17th September 2009

Police reveal David Lace was a "loner" convicted of six crimes who said goodbye to family and friends before killing himself.

The confession of Teresa's killer

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11:54am Thursday 17th September 2009

INCONSISTENCIES in the confession of David Lace to the rape and murder of Teresa De Simone led officers to discredit him as a suspect.

Lace is a 'one-in-a-billion' match in Teresa case

Daily Echo: David Lace

11:28am Thursday 17th September 2009

THE chances of David Lace not being the killer of Teresa De Simone is 'one to billion to one', say police.

Killer confessed to Teresa's murder

Daily Echo: Teresa de Simone

10:22am Thursday 17th September 2009

TERESA De Simone's killer confessed to police that he was the person behind her rape and murder - after the man wrongly imprisoned tried to clear his name.

Teresa's mother relieved killer has been named

Daily Echo: FAMILY GRIEF: Michael Sedotti, Teresa’s stepfather, and her mother, Mary Sedotti

10:10am Thursday 17th September 2009

TERESA De Simone's mother has spoken of her "relief" now her daughter's real killer has now been named.

Wrongly convicted man could sue police

Daily Echo: Sean Hodgson

7:53am Thursday 17th September 2009

THE man who spent 27 years behind bars after being wrongly convicted of killing Teresa De Simone could now sue Hampshire Police for failing to properly investigate David Lace's confessions.

Lessons have been learnt from Teresa De Simone's murder

Daily Echo: Detective Chief Inspector Phil McTavish at Kingston cemetery where, under the blue and white tent, a body was exhumed for examination in the hunt for Teresa De Simone’s murderer.

9:59am Thursday 13th August 2009

HAMPSHIRE police say lessons have been learned following the release of Sean Hodgson after DNA proved he could not have raped and killed Teresa De Simone.

Teresa De Simone murder suspect exhumed

Daily Echo: The site of the exhumation in Kingston Cemetry this morning

4:20pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

THE prime suspect in the 30-year-old murder of Teresa De Simone is dead – and his remains were this morning exhumed from Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth, the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal.

Teresa De Simone's parents will never know why she was murdered

Daily Echo: FAMILY GRIEF: Michael Sedotti, Teresa’s stepfather, and her mother, Mary Sedotti

2:27pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

“IF he was the man who killed our daughter we will never know why he did it.”

Police speak about exhuming Teresa De Simone murder suspect

Daily Echo: DCI Phil McTavish

11:34am Wednesday 12th August 2009

THE man leading the investigation into the rape and murder of Teresa de Simone told this morning how the prime suspect's body had been exhumed from his grave.

Police stand guard over exhumed body of Teresa De Simone suspect

Daily Echo: Police at the scene in Kingston Cemetry this morning

9:53am Wednesday 12th August 2009

A BLUE and white tent was this morning covering the emptied grave of the prime suspect in the rape and murder of Teresa De Simone.

Sean Hodgson's solicitor shocked at exhuming

Daily Echo: Julian Young

9:50am Wednesday 12th August 2009

THE solicitor representing the man wrongly jailed for 27 years for the murder of Teresa De Simone this morning told of his shock at news that the prime suspect had confessed to the murder.

Police have suspect for Teresa de Simone murder

Daily Echo: Teresa de Simone

6:10pm Tuesday 11th August 2009

DETECTIVES have made a breakthrough in the hunt to find who killed Teresa de Simone almost 30 years ago, the Daily Echo can reveal.

MP calls for law change over Hodgson prison ‘debt’

Daily Echo: Sean Hodgson

7:20am Tuesday 26th May 2009

A HAMPSHIRE MP has backed calls for a change in the law that means a wrongly imprisoned man must pay rent for his time locked up.

Man wrongly imprisoned for 27 years forced to pay £250,000 for jail time

Daily Echo: Sean Hodgson

10:07am Tuesday 19th May 2009

IT has already cost him 27 years of his life, now the man wrongly jailed for murdering a Hampshire woman could have to pay £250,000 for his stay behind bars.

Huge number of DNA samples taken in Teresa murder case

Daily Echo: Teresa de Simone

2:59pm Thursday 14th May 2009

DETECTIVES investigating the 30-year-old murder of Teresa de Simone have swabbed 69 people for their DNA, the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal.

No DNA matches in hunt for murderer

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

5:50pm Wednesday 25th March 2009

DETECTIVES working on the new murder inquiry into the death of Teresa De Simone have admitted they will have to go back to basics to find her killer.

Police expect a 'protracted process' in the hunt for the killer of Teresa De Simone

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

4:34pm Tuesday 24th March 2009

DETECTIVES hunting the killer who murdered a woman 30 years ago said today they have started eliminating people from the inquiry - days after the man wrongly imprisoned for the crime walked free.

Hodgson ‘not a well man’ when he confessed

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6:10am Sunday 22nd March 2009

A MAN released from prison after spending 27 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit has said he was “not a well man” when he confessed to the killing.

Murdered Teresa's parents speak for first time

Daily Echo: Mary Sedotti pictured after her daughter Teresa's murder.

8:22am Friday 20th March 2009

THE parents of murdered Teresa de Simone have today spoken of their grief at knowing their daughter’s real killer is still at large.

Finally free - but is it 11 years too late?

Daily Echo: Sean and Peter Hodgson

4:30pm Thursday 19th March 2009

A MASSIVE compensation claim is set to be launched after the final incredible twist in wrongly-convicted Sean Hodgson’s extraordinary tale was revealed.

Sean Hodgson 'ecstatic' after murder conviction is quashed

Daily Echo: Sean Hodgson(left) pictured with his brother Peter at the High Court in London

6:30pm Wednesday 18th March 2009

SEAN Hodgson has been freed after 27-years in prison for the murder of Southampton woman Teresa De Simone.

Conviction due to be quashed after 27 years in jail

Daily Echo: Sean Hodgson

9:30am Wednesday 18th March 2009

ONE of Britain’s longest running injustices was today set to be righted with the man wrongly jailed for killing a Hampshire woman finally tasting freedom after 27 years behind bars.

Solicitor speaks of Hodgson's relief at quashing of conviction

Daily Echo: Julian Young

2:42pm Wednesday 18th March 2009

A statement issued by Mr Hodgson's solicitor, Julian Young, said his client was obviously relieved that his denials had been accepted and his innocence, which he had maintained for so many years, confirmed.

Police have reopened 30-year-old murder probe

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

11:59am Wednesday 18th March 2009

HAMPSHIRE police today confirmed they have reopened their investigation into the murder of Teresa de Simone.

Man wrongly convicted of murder apologises to victim's family

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

5:10pm Tuesday 17th March 2009

THE man wrongly convicted of killing a young Hampshire woman has issued a heartfelt apology to her family for the pain and suffering his false confession put them through.

The clues that could lead to Teresa De Simone's killer

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

8:30am Sunday 15th March 2009

THEY have spent nearly three decades believing their daughter’s killer was behind bars. Murdered Teresa De Simone’s elderly mother Mary Sedotti, 77, and stepfather Michael now do not even have the comfort of having seen justice for their daughter.

The key areas that need to be re-examined

8:30am Sunday 15th March 2009

Here we outline key areas of the original investigation that may need to be re-examined

The Ad that led to freedom

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

8:30am Sunday 15th March 2009

IT was the chance sighting that was to completely change his life.

Parents of woman murdered 30 years ago struggling

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

12:29pm Friday 13th March 2009

THE parents of murdered Teresa De Simone have today said they are "struggling" to come to terms with recent events.

New bid to find killer of Teresa De Simone

Daily Echo: Teresa De Simone

9:41am Friday 13th March 2009

A FRESH investigation using DNA evidence to find the killer of a Southampton barmaid is underway as the man who had been jailed for the 30-year-old crime looked set to be freed.

'Serious doubts' over 27-year-old murder conviction

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10:10am Thursday 12th March 2009

A MAN jailed for murdering a barmaid in Southampton 27 years ago could be released from prison within days after serious doubts emerged about his conviction, it was revealed today.



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