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Three men who spent years in jail after being wrongly convicted of murder will have to pay for their prison board and lodgings, Law Lords have ruled.

Brothers Vincent and Michael Hickey of Birmingham, spent 18 years in jail for paperboy Carl Bridgewater's murder.

Michael O'Brien from Cardiff spent 11 years in jail for a separate murder.

The three were deducted money from their compensation for what lawyers called "living expenses" but what the court agreed was for life necessities.

Judges ruled by a four to one majority that they must pay back 25% of their compensation.

'Necessities of life'

The three men had appealed against an earlier Court of Appeal ruling the Independent Assessor was entitled to deduct their compensation to reflect the necessities of life which they would have to buy from wages if they were free.

Their lawyers had argued it was wrong to expect people wrongly imprisoned to pay for what is effectively their "board and lodgings".

Mr O'Brien was awarded £670,000 for his 10 years in jail

Vincent Hickey, 49, and Michael Hickey, 42, of Birmingham, were jailed in 1979 over Carl's murder at Yew Tree Farm, near Stourbridge.

They had their convictions quashed at the Court of Appeal in 1997.

Michael Hickey was awarded £990,000 in compensation and Vincent Hickey £506,220, subject to the deductions.

Michael O'Brien spent 11 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in 1988 of the murder of a Cardiff newsagent.

He was awarded £670,000 subject to similar deductions.

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But had they been originally tried in the U.S., they could have been death row killed off years ago.
China would have charged their families for the execution bullets.
There must be more to their stories than your account offers, so the womens mags will pick up the board tax - plus some- for the rights, they'll be ok!.
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Filthy leeksuckers!!!

What an insult!!!!!!!


*notice they are all of Irish decent*

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Filthy leeksuckers!!!

What an insult!!!!!!!


*notice they are all of Irish decent*
I dissent - decent Irish descent.
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I dissent - decent Irish descent.

Well.....let's not go overboard. Most of the O'Brien's and Hickey's come from Cork. Shanty pig-fuckers if you ask me.

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Now is that not an oxymoron i.e. " decent Irish"
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TK:...well it was you that missed the s...., but this Saturday offers a great Irish excuse to go overboard and get pissed:

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Three men who spent years in jail after being wrongly convicted of murder will have to pay for their prison board and lodgings, Law Lords have ruled.

Brothers Vincent and Michael Hickey of Birmingham, spent 18 years in jail for paperboy Carl Bridgewater's murder.

Michael O'Brien from Cardiff spent 11 years in jail for a separate murder.

The three were deducted money from their compensation for what lawyers called "living expenses" but what the court agreed was for life necessities.

Judges ruled by a four to one majority that they must pay back 25% of their compensation.

'Necessities of life'

The three men had appealed against an earlier Court of Appeal ruling the Independent Assessor was entitled to deduct their compensation to reflect the necessities of life which they would have to buy from wages if they were free.

Their lawyers had argued it was wrong to expect people wrongly imprisoned to pay for what is effectively their "board and lodgings".

Mr O'Brien was awarded £670,000 for his 10 years in jail

Vincent Hickey, 49, and Michael Hickey, 42, of Birmingham, were jailed in 1979 over Carl's murder at Yew Tree Farm, near Stourbridge.

They had their convictions quashed at the Court of Appeal in 1997.

Michael Hickey was awarded £990,000 in compensation and Vincent Hickey £506,220, subject to the deductions.

Michael O'Brien spent 11 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in 1988 of the murder of a Cardiff newsagent.

He was awarded £670,000 subject to similar deductions.
I have to admit I haven't seen this story, so it's difficult to make objective comments. However, I presume there is precedent both in the amount of their compensation and any deductions to which it may be subject.
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Looks like Jews rule England now, too.
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