...the Ministry of Justice rejected his cash request after ruling that he has still not proven his innocence.If that sounds like the state in a massive case of sour grapes, well, who am I to disagree?
...officials who analysed George's application questioned whether had shown himself be 'clearly innocent' of killing Miss Dando, who was shot dead on her doorstep in Fulham, West London, in April 1999.The jury acquitted him. The state didn't make its case.
I think there should be a penalty for that. Otherwise, what's to stop them from doing the same thing yet again to some other oddball?
I don't know about you, but I don't think the first reaction in a murder case should be 'Round up the usual suspects. We've got nothing to lose'...