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Kathleen Folbigg 'worst miscarriage of justice' in Australian history

(Posted on 09/06/23)

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Kathleen Folbigg 'worst miscarriage of justice' in Australian history

Kathleen Folbigg, who spent 20 years in prison for killing her four children, was pardoned earlier this week by a court in Australia.

Her lawyers called it one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Australian history, after experts called the evidence which helped convict Folbigg in 2003, "demonstrably unreliable and misogynistic."

New research from scientists based at the Australian National University found the children had a genetic mutation which can cause serious heart abnormalities. 

In a video statement after her release, Folbigg said she felt "humbled" by her pardon, but that she would "always grieve for… and miss" her four children. 




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