Thursday, August 14, 2008

What price a reputation?

Colin Stagg was wrongly accused of murdering Rachel Nickell in 1992 and was imprisoned for 13 months. He has received £706,000 compensation. Barry George was imprisoned for 8 years for the murder of Jill Dando, a charge which has now been overturned. What sort of compensation will he get? £5.2m? How is the compensation calculated? Presumably the longer one is in prison for a deed which one did not commit, the greater the psychological damage so there should be an escalation clause in compensation awarded. We are told that George was psychologically damaged before he was charged with the murder and that was one of the reasons why he was convicted in the first place. What will become of him now?

3 Comments:

Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I dread to think, but it is a terrible thing these man have gone through if they did not do it.

7:51 pm  
Blogger Eurodog said...

So who killed those poor people then? Is the investigation closed? What is the Police hoping to find after more than 10 years?

6:42 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi WL & ED - somebody else has been charged with Rachel Nickell's murder and they've reopened the Jill Dando investigation but, as you say ED, after so many years it doesn't seem very likely that they will find fresh evidence.

7:32 am  

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