Kane Hull, the notorious dad-of-22 Raymond Hull’s son, was given a life sentence with a minimum of 28 years in prison yesterday for the murder of Ryan Kirkpatrick.
He is now Hull’s second son to have received a criminal conviction for murder. In 1996, Nicky Morrison was killed in a park by his brother Adrian, who then dumped the body into a stream.
Kane Hull – dad of 22
Adrian spend 17 years in prison before being released in 2013 at the age of 34.
Their father Raymond Hull, who has fathered 22 children with 11 different women, has run afoul of the law as well.
In order to assist his then-partner in caring for their seven-month-old boy, the youngest of his 22 children, he was given a suspended sentence for narcotics offenses in 2014.
Hull, who had been on welfare for ten years at the time, was also photographed living it up while on vacation abroad, driving shiny BMW automobiles and a speedboat.
His former neighbors also alleged he had wild, intoxicated late-night parties in his lawn and made their life miserable for them by keeping a caravan and, at one time, a double-decker bus parked in his driveway, likening him to Frank Gallagher from Shameless.
Hull, 66, has been named one of Britain’s most negligent fathers and is thought to have cost the taxpayer an estimated $1 million over the years to care for his enormous family.
Even though he admitted to causing death through negligent driving in 2020, he was able to avoid incarceration once more owing to childcare obligations.
Keith MacDonald – dad of 16
In 2015, at the age of 29, MacDonald, known as the “Sunderland sh****r,” had 15 children with 10 different women, with a 16th on the way. He had his first child at the age of 15, just as he was leaving school.
He admitted that after becoming a father, he had worked very little and found it dull. He had also previously requested disability benefits due to a “poor back.”
At the time, it was anticipated that he would have cost the public more than £2 million in benefits.
Having six children by the time he was 20—including two he said were born on double-decker buses—MacDonald has bragged about his unwillingness to utilize birth control.
”The last time I had sex was nine months ago and the person’s pregnant. Just chat them up on the bus. That’s what I do… If they like you, they like you” Keith MacDonald, Dad-Of-16
MacDonald, 36, denies all 16 of the children he is said to have fathered are his, but praised his fertility and chat-up skills.
He said: “How many of my ex-girlfriends am I still friends with? None of them. Apart from one and that’s the one that is pregnant now.”
He added: “The last time I had sex was nine months ago and the person’s pregnant.”
Prior to that, he bragged: “It’s easy – they never seem to say no. Just chat them up on the bus. That’s what I do… If they like you, they like you.
“Get their number and text them and arrange to meet when you come off the bus. I just pick them up like that.”
Mike Holpin – dad of 40
On the same program as MacDonald, unemployed Mike Holpin outdid him, boasting he’d fathered 40 children by 20 different mothers.
The former alcoholic, 63, said: “I’m as fertile as sin. I don’t believe in contraception and I love sex.”
He has his kids’ names tattooed on his back, so he doesn’t forget them.
Several of Holpin’s children have been taken into care and, after the documentary was released, one of his sons, Mike Jr, called him “the worst man I have ever met”.
Mike Jr’s mum, Diane Emery, was the second of Holpin’s three wives, but by the time he was born, Holpin had three other women on the go, all living on the same street.
During his marriage to Diane he was still fathering children with his first wife, Sue, and sleeping with his soon-to-be third wife Trina, Diane’s best friend.
Diane Emery, Mike Jr.’s mother, was the second of Holpin’s three marriages; yet, by the time Mike Jr. was born, Holpin already had three other wives living on the same street.
He continued to have relationships with his third wife, Trina, who was Diane’s best friend, while also continuing to have children with his first wife, Sue.
I have so many half-sisters that every time I talk to a girl on a night out, I have to check that we’re not related Mike Holpin Jr
“We were grown up in a fairly chaotic environment with my dad basically wandering from bed to bed,” Mike Jr. told the Mirror.
“All those women were wrapped around his tiny finger,” he said. They blew all of their benefit money on alcohol and his favorite bikes.
To make sure the kids were taken care of, the ladies eventually started borrowing food and clothing from one another.
He once boasted that he had persuaded one ex-wife to buy him a motorcycle, which he then used to travel across a valley and spend the night with another woman.
To him, it was all just part of the game. Mom couldn’t handle it, so social services took us.
Mike Jr was taken into care before he was four, and says he can only account for 19 of his siblings.
“I have so many half-sisters that every time I talk to a girl on a night out, I have to check that we’re not related,” he said.
Peter Rolfe – dad of 26
In 2015, Peter Rolfe claimed to be receiving approximately £50,000 in benefits for himself and his family despite being unemployed, having 14 daughters and 12 sons, and having a large family.
The 71-year-old father, who is not in contact with all of his children, also received a lavish £300,000 five-bedroom taxpayer-funded home in Newport, Isle of Wight, where he lived with seven of his children and two grandkids.
I don’t reside in a mansion, he clarified. People assume that I lead a luxurious life, but I don’t. I don’t use drugs, drink, or go out.
“I do what I can to keep my children happy. It is hard. By the time I have spent my money on gas, electric, and food shopping, I end up with about £20 a week spare.”
Rolfe said that he could not remember whether he had been married “three or four times”, however it is believed to be six.
He also has convictions for drugs offenses, drink driving and anti-social behavior, but is believed to have dodged jail because he has so many children to care for.