18 Aug 2023

'So many emotions': Man wrongly convicted of murder given millions in compensation

From Checkpoint, 5:06 pm on 18 August 2023

It's pay day for Alan Hall, a man wrongly convicted of murder.

Almost $5 million and a letter from the government saying he is innocent.

The Supreme Court quashed Hall's conviction for a murder during a home invasion nearly 40 years ago, declaring it a serious miscarriage of justice.

Alan Hall, who was subsequently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, spent 18 years behind bars for the murder of Arthur Easton which he maintained he did not commit.

The government appointed retired High Court Judge Rodney Hansen KC to determine whether Alan Hall met the innocence test and should be compensated.

It's a yes on both counts.

News that had Alan's brother Geoff soaking in the moment.