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Brutal murders: brothers appeal

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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TWO brothers jailed for the brutal murder of a Wadebridge couple are to make a fresh appeal against their convictions.

Lawyers acting for Robert and Lee Firkins say they are preparing a case to go before the Criminal Cases Review Commission after a key witness in their trial was himself convicted of a murder.

They say that makes the evidence he gave at the trial unreliable.

Carol and Graham Fisher were shot and bludgeoned to death at their home at Perch Garage on Bonfire Night 2003.

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The Firkins, from Weston-super-Mare, were convicted and jailed for life at Exeter Crown Court in January 2006. They were ordered to serve a minimum of 26 years.

The convicted murderer, known only as Witness X, claimed Robert Firkins confessed to the killings while they shared a cell.

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