Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, were found guilty of murder on Tuesday by a jury at the Old Bailey. The crime had raised searching questions about racism in Britain. The verdicts were delivered in a silent courtroom after the judge ordered everyone to remain quiet. Dobson shook his head as the guilty verdict was announced. Norris stared ahead.
Stephen Lawrence’s father, Neville Lawrence, was in tears. Doreen Lawrence, seated near him, was also crying.