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AustraliaMidwife, 52, charged over the deaths of two babies who died during home births is cleared of manslaughter

15:07  04 june  2019
15:07  04 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Barrett, 52 , pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter over the deaths of Tully Kavanagh in 2011 and another baby boy in 2012. During the trial, Tully's mother, Sarah Kerr, told the court she had given birth to the first of twins, a girl, when Tully's heart rate began to plummet.

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A former midwife charged over the deaths of two babies during home births has been found not guilty of two counts of manslaughter.

Adelaide woman Lisa Barrett, 52, was cleared on Tuesday over the deaths of Tully Kavanagh in 2011 and another baby boy in 2012.

Justice Ann Vanstone spoke in the Supreme Court and said it had not been proved Ms Barrett's conduct had been 'culpably negligent'.

'While I have found that the accused's conduct in relation to the labours of both women fell short of that of a reasonably competent midwife, in neither case has it been proved beyond reasonable doubt to be grossly or culpably negligent.

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'Although I find that the accused's conduct was less than competent, I am not satisfied that her conduct merits criminal sanction.

Midwife, 52, charged over the deaths of two babies who died during home births is cleared of manslaughter © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Adelaide woman Lisa Barrett, 52 (pictured), was cleared on Tuesday over the deaths of Tully Kavanagh in 2011 and another baby boy in 2012

'My verdict in relation to each count is not guilty.'

Tully's mother Sarah Kerr, told the court during the trial that she had given birth to the first of twins, a girl, when Tully's heart rate began to plummet.

Ms Kerr said she continuously asked Ms Barrett whether she needed to go to the hospital but 'that advice had not been provided'.

She eventually delivered Tully squatted in the passenger seat of a car before she and Ms Barrett began to resuscitate him.

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Banned midwife , 50, refused bail after being charged with two counts of manslaughter following the deaths of FIVE babies during home births she They are believed to be the deaths of Tully Kavanagh in October 2011 and an unnamed boy who died after a home birth in December 2012

Tully was revived in hospital and taken to intensive care, but his life support was turned off the next day.

The second baby's mother, who also gave evidence, said Ms Barrett assured her throughout her pregnancy that her baby was positioned head down.

Midwife, 52, charged over the deaths of two babies who died during home births is cleared of manslaughter © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tully's mother Sarah Kerr (pictured), told the court during the trial that she had given birth to the first of twins, a girl, when Tully's heart rate began to plummet The woman told the court she did not find out the baby was in the breech position until she was in labour and Ms Barrett felt toes during an examination.

'No concerns were raised,' the mother said.

'There were no explanations, no information given, no recommendations.'

Ms Barrett did not give evidence at her trial.

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