Father who threw son off balcony is to challenge unlawful killing verdict
Following a ruling against a father who threw his two children off a hotel balcony in Greece, attorneys for the father have decided to file an appeal in the case.
A father who threw his two children off a hotel balcony in Crete, killing his son, today won permission to launch a high court challenge against an inquest verdict of unlawful killing.
John Hogan pushed Liam and his two-year-old sister, Mia, before jumping himself following a row with his then wife, Natasha.
Liam died, but Mia survived the 50ft plunge from the fourth-floor balcony two years ago.
Hogan, 34, of Bradley Stoke, near Bristol, wants Avon coroner Paul Forrest's ruling earlier this year, that six-year-old Liam was unlawfully killed, overturned.