Kathleen Folbigg

In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of killing her four children over a period of 10 years. Despite natural causes of death given for Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg, Ms Folbigg was convicted of smothering them to death. The basis for her convictions were the journals she wrote in during the 10-year period; they were used as evidence to suggest she admitted to killing her children. Ms Folbigg has been unsuccessful in overturning her convictions and has served 18 years in prison. In combination with leading forensic pathologists concluding natural causes of death for each of the children, new genetics evidence shows the infants had genetic defects that can explain further how they died. For the first time, Ms Folbigg’s journals are now being examined by experts who consider them to be unremarkable and contrary to the way in which they have been interpreted by the law to date.

There was reasonable doubt at the time of the conviction, now there is expert evidence that disproves murder.  It is time the conviction is overturned and she is freed. 

Kathleen Folbigg and the Prerogative of Mercy

Table of Contents Pardon and Parole Powers and Procedures in New South Wales This short paper has been prepared because some parliamentarians in New South Wales have indicated they do not understand the law as it relates to the exercise of the prerogative of mercy. Prerogative of Mercy Meaning One

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A Second Inquiry for Kathleen Folbigg

Fourteen months after the request for a pardon was presented, the Governor of NSW, the Hon Margaret Beazley, has announced that a second inquiry would be held into the conviction of Kathleen Folbigg.  This recommendation was made by the Attorney General, Mark Speakman who announced the inquiry yesterday in a

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Press Release | One Year On and Still No Answer From the NSW Attorney General

The Australian Academy of Science issues a press release on March 5, 2022.  You can see the original here. https://vimeo.com/518533234   “Respect the scientific and medical evidence that provide ample justification for the pardon of Kathleen Folbigg and demonstrate that you take seriously your responsibility to provide justice to the

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