Geraldine and Peter McGinty with photograph of son Colin
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Victim's family 'let down' by judicial system

The family of a murder victim who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" after hearing their son's killers could be moved to open prisons.

Geraldine and Peter McGinty, whose son Colin died in 2001, heard the judge's remark last year and later met minister Chris Grayling, who ordered a review.

But now the family say the killers have been recommended for moves to open prisons following private hearings.

June Kelly reports.

  • 04 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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