A FORMER comic book dealer who killed 11-year-old Lesley Molseed and dumped her body on moorland in West Yorkshire in 1975 has been told he cannot appeal against his conviction.
Appeal Court judges also refused to reduce Ronald Castree’s 30-year minimum tariff on his life sentence.
Lesley’s family spoke of their relief after the hearing saying this was the end of the road for the 55-year-old who was convicted of murder last year.
After the ruling in Leeds yesterday, Lesley’s sister Laura Anderson said: “I’m not going to give him another thought.”
Lesley was abducted in October 1975 as she ran an errand for her mother near their home in Rochdale.
Her body was found on moors near Ripponden with a number of knife wounds inflicted in a “frenzied attack”.
Police eventually arrested tax clerk Stefan Kiszko.
He was found guilty of Lesley’s murder and spent 16 years in prison before the conviction was overturned in one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice of the 1990s.
Castree, formerly of Oldham, was arrested as a result of West Yorkshire Police re-opening the inquiry in 1999 when new DNA evidence was found.