posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 04:12 AM
Barry George, wrongly convicted of the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando, has lost a bid for compensation. His case followed a Supreme Court
ruling that widened the circumstances under which compensation could be paid. But the High Court ruled he did not qualify because jurors could still
reasonably have convicted him despite new evidence that led to his acquittal.
From the BBC website, full article can be found here.
Now, this begs two question from me.
1. If he isn't innocent enough then he should still be locked up. I thought the verdicts were guilty or not guilty? I didn't realise there was a
2. Courts frequently award compensation in the millions to celebrities who reputations have been tarnished by stories, Is a persons image worth more
than their freedom?
Also, couldn't Mr George now sue for defamation of his character? It is what celebrities and politicians do after all.