The Man With No Alibi: An Unsolved Murder Investigation | Unsolved

The Man With No Alibi: An Unsolved Murder Investigation | Unsolved


My name’s Bronagh Munro.
I’m a journalist. And I’m on my way to meet a woman who wants me to help her
catch a murderer. This woman believes that she has
evidence connecting a man to a vicious stabbing
that happened almost 16 years ago. She says it’s a crime
that has taken two lives. The first victim was the young woman
stabbed to death, and the second, she says,
is her innocent brother who’s been convicted of the crime. It’s an investigation that will take
me into a brutal and sordid world. They’re going to steal my life.
They’re going to steal my life. They’ve turned our lives
upside down. He may have struck at random and is
therefore extremely dangerous. Why should I believe
that you didn’t do this, Omar? Looking at your track record, you’re
an obvious suspect, aren’t you? Hi. Hi. Hello. Pleased to meet you. Amy? Yes. Bronagh. Bronagh, hi. After so long,
it’s finally good to see you. Feel like I want to give you a hug. Amy Benguit is a businesswoman
who lives near Bournemouth on the south coast of England. Peaceful. It’s really calm. It’s lovely. It’s very calm. How are you feeling now –
are you anxious? I’m a little bit nervous,
to be honest. Yeah, I didn’t expect… So, obviously, I’ve been waiting
for this to happen and, you know, it’s finally here so
the heart has started going again. Yeah. Well, it’s a really long story
so tell me about Omar, how it all started.
It was a beautiful summer’s day, I was down the beach with my
daughter and then I had a phone call to tell me that my brother had
just been arrested for…for murder. That’s him now. In prison. His name is Omar and I’ve been fighting all these
years to prove his innocence. Cos I know my brother didn’t do it. I know he didn’t do it. I will never stop… ..until there’s a closure to this. Until he’s free. I will never stop. How often do you talk to Omar? Um… He phones, actually, daily. Does he? It does do my head in. RINGING Hi, Omar. Omar regularly calls from prison,
where he’s serving a life sentence for murdering a young woman in 2002. How do you feel, what do you think when you actually go back to that
day of your arrest for this? I know, hun. I know. Um… So, chin up, what do
I tell you? Be strong for me inside. And strong on the outside, yeah? All right, honey, love you. Bye. Bye-bye. He didn’t do it! I know he didn’t do it. It’s destroyed our lives. It’s ripped us apart. But I believe in justice. And it will prevail. Yeah. Amy believes she now has evidence
pointing to the real murderer. But first she wants my help proving
that the case against her brother was flawed. She even claims that the police
framed him for the murder. They know what they did. And they got away with it.
They think. That’s one of the most
serious accusations that you can levy at the police. You need a lot of evidence
for that accusation. With your help, we’ll get there. The bosses framed him
and they know it. And they know it. And I swear
to God I will not stop, I will not stop until I prove
my brother’s innocence. It was here in the Charminster area
of Bournemouth that a Korean student, Jong-Ok Shin,
known as Oki, was stabbed. This man, Omar Benguit, was convicted of her murder
after three trials. I took on Omar’s case because
there’s something about it that just doesn’t add up. There’s no forensic evidence
linking this man to the crime. And to take three trials
to get a conviction, that must mean there’s some doubt. Two juries couldn’t make up
their minds. But, as for Amy’s claims
that the police framed Omar… ..I just haven’t seen any evidence
of that yet. And Omar said on the phone that
there wasn’t a single piece of evidence connecting him
to the crime. There must have been something. You don’t get convicted of murder
on nothing. To help me assess the police
investigation into Omar, I’ve enlisted the services
of an old friend. How was the flight? What’s the weather like in Glasgow? Is it? Brian is a retired murder detective
from Glasgow, a city that used to have one of the
highest murder rates in Europe. How many murders
have you investigated? The guy that’s convicted of the
killing is still maintaining he’s innocent,
but after 15 years. How many of the guys that
you’ve put away are still claiming
that they’re innocent? There’s not many. The majority
accept what they’ve done. One or two don’t. As it was, they’re a couple of
serial killers I was involved with. First thing I’m going to do is take
you to the scene of the murder. Hm-mm. It happened in Bournemouth. Coincidentally, it’s 15 years today
since she was killed. Hm. The victim’s a 26-year-old
Korean student. Her picture’s in that folder. Her name’s Jong-Ok Shin. She was killed walking home
from a nightclub. She went up this road
to drop her friend off. Uh-huh. She drops her girlfriend off
and she carries on up this street. Yeah. And at three o’clock in the morning, residents hear three loud screams. This is the side of the street
that she’s walking on. Hm-mm. And that lamp post is where
they find her body slumped. Uh-huh. She falls with her head travelling
towards St Leonard’s Road. Which is consistent with the fact
that she’s stabbed in the back and falls. The neighbours run out
and they find her on the ground. They see no-one. Just the girl.
The neighbours see, they just see a girl on the ground? They just see the girl.
They go straight to help her. And did Oki say anything to any of
these people? Just the paramedic. She’s talking, she’s saying
she’s been attacked from behind. A man’s wearing a mask and then she sees her own blood. And that is what they were faced
with on the morning of the 12th. This is the close-up version
of that. You can clearly see the blood
splatter and denim jacket. That’s her jacket.
Was there any movement, anything else heard at the time? At the time, witnesses which are
further down the road say that they hear raised voices. But it sounds like they’re having
some kind of an altercation, some kind of a fight, and then these
witnesses here hear the screams. Was there anything found here?
Any knife or anything? Yeah. There was no weapon
found at the scene or since. The pictures of the wounds are here. Hm-mm. Three clean wounds. Yeah. They were driven in
with such intensity that they went in at least 12cm
into her body. It’s really strange to be here on
the 12th of July because this is the exact day that she was killed
15 years ago, and it would have been the morning time that the police
would have been here trying to gather this evidence. She’s lying down on the pavement
in the UK on her own, with no-one or nothing
that’s familiar to her. It is…chilling. Jong-Ok Shin, also known as Oki, was a popular language student
from Korea. She died in hospital
from her wounds. It was a cold-blooded murder… ..and her killer appeared to have
escaped without leaving any forensic evidence at the scene. So far, no motive
for this brutal killing. They believe he may have struck
at random and is therefore
extremely dangerous. Police struggled to make
an early breakthrough. It’s a month since the murder
of Ok-Shin. 50 detectives are involved
in the hunt for the killer of South Korean student
Jong-Ok Shin. But four weeks
into their investigation, a heroine addict and sex worker came forward with a shocking story
of how Oki was killed. For legal reasons, we are referring
to her as BB. BB, the main prosecution witness, she’s a local drug addict
and a prostitute. She tells police that she’s driving
through the town in the early hours of the morning and she’s spotted
by Omar and two other men and they flag her down. Now, Omar’s also a drug addict, and she recognises him and the other
two men from the local drug scene. So all three men jump in, and they tell her they want to go
to a local crackhouse. Quite a notorious house in the area. So they’re coming up Malmesbury
Park Road, and as she’s driving up she spots a silhouette
of a young girl. Omar Benguit shouts, “Look at
the arse on her.” All right. And he tells her to stop. She says Omar jumps out of
the car first, the other two men get out a little
bit after that and they follow Omar back to where the girl was. BB stays in the car, she says
she’s there for about five minutes. The next thing she realises is that
she hears footsteps running. She looks into her mirror and she sees one of the men
running back down the road. Just after he gets back in the car, the other two men jump back in also. And they all start shouting,
“Go, go, go.” As she’s driving, all hell’s
breaking loose in the car. At the same time she sees Omar
taking off his T-shirt and wiping his arm. She thinks it’s blood. He’s reached into the back
and got a bag and he stuffs the T-shirt
balled up around something, she thinks that’s the knife,
into the bag, and then he stuffs the bag underneath the seat
that you’re sitting in. The men then order her to drive
them to a crackhouse to buy drugs. And later, they make her drop
Omar home. So that leaves just the two men
in the car with her. So BB says that the men forced her
to drive her way across town to the River Stour here. They take the bag from underneath
the passenger seat and she believes
they throw it in the river. In other words, they’re getting rid
of the evidence. Hm. After BB came forward
to Dorset Police, they looked for evidence to back up
her story. Divers have been searching the
River Stour in Dorset today. They won’t say what they’re
looking for. A bag of clothes was recovered from
the river, but there was no DNA evidence linking them to Omar
or the murder. But the police found witnesses
from Bournemouth’s drug scene who backed up parts of BB’s story. The prosecution alleges that the man
responsible for Oki’s murder is Omar Benguit, a 31-year-old
local man. Omar was accused of stabbing Oki
to death in the street after she refused to go and party with him. After three trials, he was found
guilty of murder in 2005. But how strong was the evidence
against him? Brian has been reading some of the
transcripts from the final trial. There’s no forensic evidence
linking Omar to the crime. They haven’t recovered, they
haven’t found a murder weapon. There’s nothing. But then, when you look at the fact that the
17 witnesses have come forward, they’ve given statements, they’ve gone on with that and appeared at court
on three occasions. It’s unusual to see so many
witnesses coming forward. Really? And sticking by their story. You know, I haven’t had that often. And then when you look
at the evidence of BB, the main witness, and there’s witnesses here who are
supporting what she’s saying. He was seen in the crackhouse,
he had people with him, there was blood on him. And then there’s other witnesses
who’re speaking about him being comfortable with knives and there’s
a number of witnesses speaking about his excessive crack habit. The fact that he was motivated
sexually, particularly when he was on drugs. And, crucially, there’s a witness
talking about Omar having actually confessed to killing Oki, so when you add all those factors
together, that’s a lot of evidence. That’s a strong body of evidence
against him. And what about the allegations that
Omar and his family are making that the police are leaning on witnesses
and that they’re trying to frame him for the murder? I mean, I’d take
that with a pinch of salt, not just because I’m
an ex-police officer. It’s just…I don’t see
any evidence of that. I mean, what he’s essentially saying
is that these 17 people all decided to get in a box and tell lies
about him. The police are good at doing a lot
of things but to get 17 people to all agree, independent people,
to all agree to the same thing, to me, it’s a bit scary… If that’s all you’re relying on
to say the police are corrupt and anything the family said to me, I would have one eye
on that consideration. Well, they’re biased, aren’t they? They’ve got an interest. And if somebody’s got an interest,
you’ve got to question it. Yeah. And the other thing that is really
significant, I think, with Omar is that Omar has no alibi
for that night. He doesn’t know where he is. Hm. Well, he says he doesn’t know
where he is. Hm-mm. I get how the evidence
presented in court could have persuaded a jury
to convict Omar. But I need to understand
his past better. Is there anything there to suggest
that he was capable of murder? Tell me a bit about Omar. I want to
find out about what kind of boy he was and how he ended up
being charged with murder. He’s going to kill me for this. But, yeah, has to be done. Right. That’s when he was about five. Cheeky, big-eyed little boy. He was so sweet. He was the
youngest, obviously, in the family so, yeah, we looked after him. That’s when he started
going to school. Did he enjoy school? No. He had a very hard time at school. Dyslexia wasn’t talked about much
so he was sent to a school where kids had behaviour problems. Yeah, so he left school without any
qualifications and started, I think he started taking
his first drugs. When he just left school. Hm. And then it just went downhill
from then. To the extent where I used to
actually phone the police on him. Because he was stealing from us. I-I don’t know who that is. I don’t know who that person is. It’s just so shocking,
so shocking, to see where he’s ended, how he’s ended. I don’t even recognise him. I know he was a little bit of a toe
rag because he got himself involved with the wrong people, but he’s not a murderer. I know my brother.
I know he’s innocent. Thank you. Take care. Bye. Bye. Amy’s right. Toe rag to a
cold-blooded killer is a huge jump. I want to find out more about
Omar’s past crimes for myself. So I’m visiting
the newspaper archives. Crucially, I want to know,
did he have a history of violence? I just found a list of Omar’s
previous convictions. He’s over 60 criminal offences, and one of them is for
stabbing someone in the chest. And the judge made a comment in a
previous trial that he felt that Omar would kill someone one day. This guy was out of control. He is so capable of this. It seems that Omar is more than
just the toe rag Amy described. But this won’t be the only time
I question her judgment. Amy, you do realise that if this
is true, you’ve broken the law? Never. Never. I was finding the truth. This will be an investigation
of many surprises. It’s really quite unbelievable. By the time I’ve finished looking
into Omar’s case, I won’t be investigating one murder –
I’ll be investigating three.

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100 thoughts on “The Man With No Alibi: An Unsolved Murder Investigation | Unsolved”

  • The United States will convict you even if you have multiple alibies. So it doesn't shock me if they convict someone in another country for not having one

  • garyoldmanfan25 says:

    60 convictions, one with a knife, prior to this conviction. The sister is deluded. I suppose he was 'fitted up' for all of those, too?

  • 'Toe rag to cold-blooded killer is a huge jump' but it can easily be done if you are drugged out of your brain and desperate most of your time. Examples are on the news everyday, world wide. Lifelong friends attack and kill each other on a drugs bender. People kill total strangers and do obsene things to defile them on a drugs bender. However, neither do I take as a guarantee the words of another junkie driving Omar to a crack house. It's such an unreliable mess and a miracle if anyone can recall anything between them that's not a hallucination. The poor victim deserves so much better.

  • Loved the 1st season of this series – the Damien Nettles case. Had never heard of it before! It really touched me, and the journalists did an amazing investigation into the case.

  • What about BB's car, surely some blood splatters would be there? And the two friends he was with, why weren't they prosecuted? off to part 2

  • Looking at that arrest photo, the sister says; "I don't know who that is. I don't know who that person is." – BUT she "knows" he didn't kill that girl… Hmm……

  • David Alexandrovitch says:

    Omar isn't just guilty, he's guilty as fuck. Plus his sister is delusional. Probably sending him nudes of herself in the post as well.

  • Seeing this part one, just a single comment. Did they take the prostitute's car and look for blood evidence in it? From where Omar or others were sitting, the floorboards where the supposed knife was stashed? Was it possible that the girl had already been stabbed and Omar had reached down thinking she'd fallen? It WAS dark that night. Maybe that arse he'd seen was a glimpse of the assailant? Was there really enough time for him to stab her so deeply how many times? On to part two!

  • Police are corrupt. I was threatened to pick someone out on an id parade for a murder, I didn't witness. What I did witness was him commit a mugging 3 nights prior in a shopping centre, that also had cctv. I shouted loudly to warn the old couple what was going to happen. I couldn't intervene as he had a knife and would stab people rather than look at them. Afterwards I bumped into him, and we got into a fight opposite a pub. The doormen came over, and I had him by his throat against a shop window. A junkie walked past, whom heard what had occurred and went and gave a statement. I was arrested after being followed through the town centre by every security guard and store detective in the town, by CID. They told me they knew what had occurred and that they knew I wasn't staying at the address I was bailed to, and would have me remanded if I didn't do as they asked. Fact was my bail address had been changed that Monday morning in court, by my solicitor. I gave a statement and attended the ID parade because it was the right thing to do. It could have been my Gran that he mugged, or killed next. So people claiming the police don't lean on people is B.S. I personally know people whom have been raided by the drug squad, left after a thorough search empty handed, only to return 20 minutes later, go into a kicker drawer, and pull out a big bag of drugs that most definitely weren't there before. The case was kicked out of court. If the police suspect your involved in something, repeatedly target you, and continually come up empty handed, they WILL get you for something you haven't done, by hook or by crook. In other words, they fit you up. At the end of the day, its your word against theirs. Whom do the courts believe 99% of the time? The police! Unless you have CCTV evidence, which noone does have, your done for the majority of the time. It happens, prisons are full of people with similar stories. The head of our local drug squad was investigated and suspended on numerous occasions, but they could never get anything to stick so was always reinstated. Eventually though, he got greedy, by his own admission, and was caught bang to rights, losing his job, and his pension. Luckily for him, he avoided a prison term. So Noone can say the police aren't corrupt. Look at the Hillsborough disaster, 20+ years of lies, receipt and cover ups. Even going so low as to blame the victims for the chief inspectors negligence and criminal behavior. Fortunately the CPS is now prosecuting him, and holding him accountable. The families should be awarded a million plus each. Won't bring their loved ones back, but will help, and give them justice. The inspector and all his officers whom lied and covered up the events, should all be given custodial sentences for corruption. How many officers have been caught stealing in shops and even raping victims of crime. Under the freedom of information act all crimes committed by officers and their sentences are on the police national website for the world to view. It's astounding, the way they treat us ALL, like were all guilty of something, at every interaction with the public, is disgusting. If we were innocent till proven guilty why are we put in handcuffs and thrown in a cell like an animal? If found guilty fair enough. What about the assumption of innocent until proven guilty though. Surely the police should be whiter than white. They're not though, very far from it. Look at the pedophile ring scandals and grooming gangs in Yorkshire. Ignored for years by the police in case they were branded racist.

  • If people are interested in this Check out the podcast Wrongful Conviction. You can listen anywhere podcasts are available. It’s a really good podcast that OPENS your eyes to a Currupted and messed up criminal justice system.

    Wrongful Convictions
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrongful-conviction-with-jason-flom/id1151670380

    And the innocence project that has helped free innocent people. https://www.innocenceproject.org

  • Espresso Depresso says:

    They said he was a drug addict, drugs change the way you think and feel and how you remember, so the fact that he was a drug addict and didn’t remember what happened that night makes me think that he took drugs and the drugs effected him to the point were he probably lashed out and killed the girl

  • As a local I remember this well. In my mind he's 100% innocent. All the evidence now points to Restivo. The police wanted to pin it on someone and Omar was the perfect choice. Yes he was far from being an angel and he was in the right area at the right time but there are so many things that don't add up. 3 trials to finally get the guilty vote they were after. The fact that the police threatened the witnesses,the clump of hair and the description of Oki's attacker. These are just a few facts that point to Restivo being the actual killer. JUSTICE FOR OMAR

  • Witness statements are no more than hear say. Physical evidence should be madatory for conviction, as people talk shit all the time.

  • Astroworld Rodeo says:

    I actually don’t think there would be anything worse than knowing you actually didn’t do it, but people don’t believe you and you go to jail

  • Omar should be forced to convert back to Islam and be forced to stay away from his western friends…. seriously the western reckless way got him to become nothing more than a worthless scumbag with no morality….

  • Why wouldn't she say on the phone there was 3 men? She said there was 1 with a mask,,,,, also that story that ppl heard loud voices arguing up the street and then further down they heard screams, which would suggest she was walking with someone up the street maybe?????

  • Going from toe rag to cold blooded killer isn’t necessarily a huge jump, it’s certainly not as unfeasible as the reporter is trying to make out.

  • Marco Paganotto says:

    Who the hell would want to kill a beautiful young woman in such a horrendous manner. The guy deserves to suffer

  • Holly Shit!! This is me! And I was the "Man with NO Alibi!" But Did I do it? Well the SC Justice thought so and sent me to the Pen! Three Times!

  • Forget this, she doesn't care about the victim or people affected at all she just wants the scoop for this shabby bbc doc. And paid by tax payers lol. What is this shiiiiite

  • Bobby,s Upholstery says:

    He didn't hang around with the wrong people, The wrong people hung around with this piece of shit, He has a loving family, Prick

  • Im only at the start of this BUT 1 thing that stands out is the fact the guy in the cctv has a full head of hair yet this guy was almost bald thats a bit odd.

  • He used to suck cock on the M6 Omar the truckers would park up get sucked off top lad Omar the blow dry sucker was his name and also used to call him No alibi blower

  • My names bronymen row ? Wtf is her name?

    I get it now? Bronagh ( kinda cute) never heard that name though. Then Her last name is Monro.

  • We think that forensic evidence is the end all, be all. Circumstantial evidence is still very powerful, and in many cases it is still more valuable in showing a conviction is warranted.

  • Martin Stewart says:

    A drug addict, huge history of violent crime, a theif, a convicted murderer… "he's a bit of a toe rag"… She needs to wake up and realise her brother is a violent criminal who needs to be in prison for the protection of the public.. Whether he killed her or not..

  • Hold up if he stuffed what she thought to be a knife in the bag and he wiped blood on the shirt- why is the murder weapon still not found and why was her or his dna not on the clothes ??

  • Weird film. What did the two other guys say at the trail? Were they identified? What did they say? Viewres don't kow. Why publish rubbish like this?

  • ॐNeo_White _Rabbitॐ says:

    I think omar had a knife incase anyone tried mess with him in the drug house and after using drugs was in a different mind set. I think he stabbed he after being rejected or trying to steal her bag for money but made too much noise so had to run. Crack head men can get nasty and apparently crack makes men horny

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