Paul Michael Hill Biography
Paul Michael Hill is an Author, Human Right Activist, an Army Veteran, and a Belfast, Ireland native who was among the Guildford Four members who were wrongfully accused of the bombings by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the murder of Brian Shaw, a British soldier.
Members of Guildford Four were three men and a woman; Gerry Conlon, Patrick Armstrong Carole Richardson, and paul. It all started on 5 October 1974 at the Guildford pub, where bombings occurred when two 6-pound gelignite bombs were exploded at two pubs in Guildford, Surrey, England by a subgroup of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). The pubs were targeted because the British Army personnel stationed at Pirbright barracks were popular with them. They killed four soldiers and one civilian. 65 people were injured.
How old is Paul Michael Hill?-Age
Hill is 65-66 years old as of 2020. He was born in 1954 in Belfast, Ireland.
Paul Michael Hill Parents-Family
Hill was born in a family of soldiers. He is a son of a protestant father who was a servant in the Korean Navy and a mother with the catholic faith. His grandfather served as a British soldier who is said to have faced hardships during the war.
Paul Michael Hill Wife
Paul is no longer married. He was married to Courtney Kennedy on June 26, 1993, on at Aegean Port. The couple separated and divorced in 2006. Courtney is a daughter of the late Former United States Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy, who was assassinated on 6 June 1968, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States. Her uncle the late John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the 35th U.S. President was also assassinated on 22 November 1963 in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas, United States.
Paul Michael Hill Daughter
Paul and Courtney had a daughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill who was born on May 22, 1997 and died at the age of 22 on August 1, 2019. She was found dead at the family’s storied Cape Cod compound. After emergency services were called to their residence in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, she was officially pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital. At the time of her death, she was a junior at Boston College. Before her death, in 2016, she openly wrote an essay about her battle with mental illness for the student newspaper at the Massachusetts prep school she had attended.
Paul Michael Hill Guildford Four
In the 1974 Guildford pub bombings, the Guildford Four were falsely convicted. After their arrest, under extreme pressure by the police, all four defendants confessed to the bombing. Such claims were later removed, but the basis of the argument against them remained. The Guildford Four were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on 22 October 1975 for murder and other charges.
At the time of the bombings, Carole Richardson, a minor, received an indeterminate sentence for murder at Her Majesty’s pleasure. In 1989 and 1991, their sentences were overturned after they had spent up to 16 years in prison. No one else has been accused of bombing or of providing the material. Mr. Justice Donaldson expressed disappointment that the Four had not been charged with treason, which, until 1998, was also subject to a compulsory death sentence.