News of the World Allegedly Hacked a Murdered Girl's Phone

Another egregious new allegation of phone hacking perpetrated by Rupert Murdoch's U.K. tabloid News of the World has been unearthed by U.K.'s The Guardian. This time the newspaper has found evidence that "News of the World illegally targeted a murdered schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, and her family in March 2002, interfering with police inquiries into her disappearance." In the first few days after Dowler was reported missing, journalists at the Murdoch paper hacked her phone.

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