Ten men who were made to stand on trial for the 2006 murder of business woman Vindra Naipaul Coolman are set to receive a total of 20 million dollars in compensation from the State.
The money was awarded for malicious prosecution after a default judgement was handed down today.
It comes seven years after the nine of them were acquitted of the charges.
The 52 year old former chief executive of supermarket chain Xtra Foods was kidnapped from her home at Radix Road, Lange Park, Chaguanas on December 19, 2006.
Her kidnappers demanded a $3 million ransom for her release but to date her body has never been found.