More than a year after the High Court ruled Matthew Law and Matthew Ferguson were wrongfully convicted of the murder of their father, the couple have taken legal action to force the Crown to provide evidence to prove they were the victim of a false accusation.
The pair, both former police officers, claim they were wrongly convicted because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time at the police station on August 26, 2013.
Their case was eventually dropped in April last year, but in November they launched a legal battle to force a retrial after the Crown refused to provide the police with the evidence they needed.
Now lawyers for the couple, who are also suing the Crown, have launched a new legal bid to force them to testify.
Mr Law said the couple had lost everything and now their legal fight was being put on hold until the Crown produced the evidence.
“We were all absolutely terrified,” Mr Law said.
“If we were found guilty, we would never see our children again.”
Mr Ferguson said his case had been “totally and utterly ruined”.
“We have spent years trying to recover what we lost.
This is not the right way forward for our family,” Mr Ferguson said.
Matthew Law, a former police officer and mother of two, was arrested for the murder and charged with first-degree murder.
Matthew Ferguson was arrested and charged for the attempted murder of his father, who was killed in 2009.
Mr Ferguson was acquitted in 2010 of first-class murder and attempted murder and a second trial was held last year.
Matthew Ferguson was also found not guilty of the attempted and murder of Andrew Trigg, who died of a gunshot wound in 2013.
Mr Trigg’s family said the Crown’s case was flawed and “not worth a single cent”.
“This is a case of a man being wrongly convicted, which is a matter of public record and a matter that will now be brought to the courts,” Matthew Trigg said.