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Kidnappers who mistook McKay for Rupert Murdoch wife found guilty

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The brothers who hoped to make half a million by kidnapping Rupert Murdoch’s wife but who instead took the wrong woman, Muriel McKay, are to be sent to prison for 40 years.

Arthur and Nissan Hosein were caught after police surveillance at the ransom drop noted their car. The Trinidad born brothers had come up with the crime after watching Murdoch, the media millionaire and his wife on television.

Their conviction, however, would not bring peace to Muriel’s husband...