Stephen Lawrence's mum 'wanted to scream' after guilty verdictsReported by Metro.co.uk on Sunday, 10 June 2012 (on June 10, 2012)
*Stephen Lawrence's mother, Doreen, has revealed she felt like screaming after David Norris and Gary Dobson were finally found guilty of her son's murder.*
The family had waited since his death in 1993 for somebody to be held responsible for the killing in Eltham, south-east London and that moment finally arrived at the Old Bailey in January.
Doreen Lawrence thought she would never see her son's killers convicted (PA)
It came as a shock to Mrs Lawrence, as she had no idea about which way the verdict would go.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, she said: 'During the trial I couldn't read the jury, I couldn't tell and so my heart was in my mouth when we went back downstairs.
'And when they said "guilty" I suppose I had to hold myself in from screaming out because I had the press on one side, because I never thought I'd hear those words, I never thought I'd hear someone found guilty of Stephen's death.'
Mrs Lawrence, who now runs a trust set up to commemorate her son, also revealed she visits the spot where he died three times a year.
She said: 'I go on the anniversary of his death, I go on his birthday and I go at Christmas time and I bring flowers for him and I stay as long as I can because I always feel a bit nervous when I'm there and I talk to him, tell him the news.'
The Metropolitan Police's original investigation into the murder was strongly criticised and a public inquiry into the matter concluded the force was institutionally racist.
New allegations about the police's handling of the case emerged after Norris and Dobson were sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this year, and the Home Office has appointed a barrister to review how Scotland Yard dealt with accusations of corruption related to the investigation.
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