WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72400 Topics
976204 Posts
60 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
75 registered (alan128, 10 invisible), 1515 Guests and 251 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Vet help 573
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 521
Talk Talk Security Breach 435
Anyone Read Chinese Writing 368
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 288
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 259
That was kept a bit quiet? 245
RIP Peter Vaughan 193
Game shocking prices!!! 164
Cowhouses 161
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Cowhouses
by Norton
03:34 PM
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Cowhouses
by fish5133
02:23 AM
Virgin broadband
by fish5133
02:18 AM
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by _Steve_
09:59 PM
Merseyrail
by TheComputerLab
09:14 PM
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
08:06 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
03:57 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
01:44 AM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by eddtheduck
9th Dec 2016 10:46pm
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#316841 - 7th May 2009 1:18pm Hotel leap father ruling quashed
_jase_
Unregistered


Hotel leap father ruling quashed


The High Court has quashed an inquest verdict of unlawful killing in the case of a father who pushed his son to his death from a hotel balcony in Crete.

John Hogan, of Bradley Stoke, near Bristol, pushed Liam, six, and jumped with two-year-old daughter Mia, after an argument with his then wife.

Coroner Paul Forrest recorded a verdict of unlawful killing in 2008 but judges asked for the case to be reconsidered.

They said that the question of Mr Hogan's mental state was not addressed.

'Error of law'

Two judges, at the High Court in London, ordered that the case should go back "for further consideration" and ruled that the verdict by the Avon coroner was flawed.

Sir Anthony May and Mrs Justice Dobbs indicated, at a hearing in April, that a "really quite serious error of law" was made as the question of Mr Hogan's mental state "was simply not addressed."

The judges ruled that the case must be held before a different coroner.

Mr Hogan's solicitor, Kerstin Scheel, speaking after the ruling at the High Court, said his family still mourned the loss of "much loved and greatly missed" Liam.

In 2008, a Greek court found Mr Hogan, 34, not guilty of murder but ordered that he be detained in a psychiatric unit.

The Hogans had gone on holiday to Crete in August 2006 in an attempt to save their failing marriage.

The incident happened shortly before they were due to fly home. Liam was killed but his sister Mia survived the fall from the fourth-floor hotel balcony.

Psychotic state

Mr Hogan's sister, Christine O'Connor, who lives in St George, Bristol, asked the court to overturn the unlawful killing verdict.

She said that her brother was "not in control of his actions" due to his psychotic state.

Kerstin Scheel said: "Mr Hogan and his family were legally advised that the coroner had applied the wrong legal test in reaching his verdict at the inquest into the death of Liam and believed that an error in a matter of such enormous importance should be corrected."

Natasha Visser, John Hogan's former wife, has since remarried and is currently living in Australia.

The Director of Public Prosecutions told the High Court on Thursday, that there would be no prosecution of Mr Hogan in the UK for murder.


THE BBC

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#316910 - 7th May 2009 3:05pm Re: Hotel leap father ruling quashed [Re: ]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 18996
Loc: Bob Land
Im not buying this...he deserves to be punished. We all have pyschotic moments-i have one evry month lol- but what he did was unforgiveable in my book
_________________________
Mia Mabel


Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Virgin broadband
by corona
05:20 PM
Cowhouses
by Norton
03:34 PM
Merseyrail
by ambersmum
02:52 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
9th Dec 2016 3:47pm
For Sale & Free
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
08:06 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
03:57 PM
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
8th Dec 2016 2:24pm
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
7th Dec 2016 7:40pm
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 12th May 2013
Posts: 230
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
9th Dec 2016 3:47pm
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
News : New Topics
Geert Wilders
by fish5133
9th Dec 2016 2:44pm
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
7th Dec 2016 4:22am
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
6th Dec 2016 11:25am
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
6th Dec 2016 9:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
Virgin broadband
by corona
05:20 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
7th Dec 2016 6:19pm
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Cowhouses 161
Virgin broadband 140
Steel frame with wheels 44
Merseyrail 28
Offline Monday 18
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:19am
Sunset Sun 3:52pm
Local Time Sun 8:06am
WikiWirral Can . . . .