Kathleen Folbigg Wiki – Kathleen Folbigg Biography

An Australian mother jailed for killing her four young children was pardoned and released on Monday after 20 years behind bars, ending what authorities called a “terrible ordeal.” Kathleen Folbigg was dubbed “Australia’s worst female serial killer” after she was convicted in 2003 of murdering three of her children and manslaughtering a fourth.

Prosecutors argued that she suffocated the children, who died between the ages of nine weeks and three years, but Folbigg has strongly maintained that each death was due to natural causes. In 2021, dozens of scientists from Australia and abroad signed a petition calling for Folbigg’s release, saying new forensic evidence suggested the unexplained deaths were linked to rare genetic mutations or congenital anomalies.

NSW Attorney General Michael Daley said Folbigg had been pardoned following an investigation, launched in May 2022, which established “reasonable doubt” around the convictions. “It has been a terrible ordeal for everyone involved, and I hope our actions today put an end to this 20-year affair,” he told reporters.


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the age of Kathleen Folbigg is 55 years.

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Folbigg, 55, was released Monday morning from a prison in Grafton, in northern New South Wales, where she was serving a sentence of at least 25 years. “We received confirmation that Ms Folbigg walked free this morning and that she is in the sunlight, she is now free from jail,” said Sue Higginson, a Greens supporter. “This is a great relief to all those who have supported Ms. Folbigg.”

In the absence of firm forensic evidence, prosecutors argued that it was highly unlikely that four children died suddenly without explanation. But retired judge Tom Bathurst, who led the investigation, said further investigations uncovered medical conditions that could explain three of the deaths. The four children died between 1989 and 1999.


Bathurst said that Sarah and Laura Folbigg possessed a rare genetic mutation, while Patrick Folbigg may have had an “underlying neurogenic condition”. Given these factors, Bathurst found that Caleb Folbigg’s death was no longer suspicious. He said that he could not accept that “Folbigg was anything other than a loving mother to her children.”

Folbigg’s friend, Peter Yates, said he was “absolutely delighted.” “What we are particularly pleased about is that he has given Kathleen a full pardon,” he told national broadcaster ABC. “That means she’s free to live her life as a normal citizen and that makes a big difference to her.”

While the clemency lifts Folbigg’s prison sentence, Yates noted that he would have to file a separate application through the court system to vacate the convictions, a process that could take “two to three years.” The Australian Academy of Sciences, which helped launch the investigation, said it was “relieved” to see justice for Folbigg.Read More…….


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