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.
Read the complete copy of the grounds and submissions supporting the pardon petition for Kathleen Folbigg
60 Minutes presents the scientific data and opinion that proves there are real medical explanations for the death of Kathleen’s children. Kathleen’s conviction can’t possibly be beyond reasonable doubt.
See the original article by Quentin McDermott and published in the Australian on October 9, 2021 here. The very diaries that helped convict child killer Kathleen Folbigg may now hold the key to overturning her convictions. Four leading experts have come forward to contradict the long-held view that the diaries were
Kathleen Folbigg has been incarcerated for nearly two decades but the scientific evidence suggests that she is not guilty of murder. This podcast will help shed light on why she is not guilty.