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AustraliaFolbigg inquiry into her four convictions reinforces her guilt, judge finds

14:35  22 july  2019
14:35  22 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Kathleen Megan Folbigg , who was found guilty of killing her four babies in the decade from 1989, will give evidence related to her personal diary entries at a Sydney inquiry into her convictions . Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years in 2003.

Kathleen Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years after she was found guilty of killing her four babies - Caleb, Patrick DNA of dead Folbigg babies analysed for inquiry into her convictions . The judge directed the jury that sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths were rare and while there was no

Folbigg inquiry into her four convictions reinforces her guilt, judge finds© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Kathleen Folbigg will remain in jail. (ABC News: Jamelle Wells)

An inquiry into Kathleen Folbigg's conviction for killing her four children has reinforced her guilt, a judge has found.

Chief Judge of the NSW District Court Reginald Blanch, who was conducting the inquiry, said after reviewing its results he did not have "any reasonable doubt" as to Folbigg's guilt.

Folbigg was sentenced to a minimum 25 years in prison after being found guilty in 2003 of the murder of three of her infants and the manslaughter of a fourth over a 10-year period from 1989.

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Serial baby killer Kathleen Folbigg has told an inquiry into her convictions she believed a Convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg told an inquiry her babies’ deaths were beyond her control Kathleen Folbigg is Australia’s worst female serial killer, found guilty of killing her four infant children.

Jeremy Morris, legal counsel representing Kathleen Folbigg , during an inquiry into her Kathleen Folbigg outside court after having bail refused for charges of murdering her four infant children in The judge directed the jury that sudden infant death syndrome deaths were rare and while there was

Folbigg will continue to serve her sentence.

The inquiry took place in April following a petition by legal representatives for Ms Folbigg who raised doubt over the evidence used to convict her.

The petition relied upon the reports of four experts which were said to contain the "fresh evidence"

But in a 500-page report released on Monday night, Judge Blanch rejected the evidence.

In a statement, NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said he had spoken to Craig Folbigg — the convicted killer's ex-husband — regarding the report's findings.

"I acknowledge that the decision to commence an inquiry has further aggravated what already was an unimaginable tragedy," he said.

"I am sorry for the toll that the inquiry has taken on Mr Folbigg and family members over the last year.

"I hope that the conclusion of the inquiry, and the report's findings, might provide comfort in some way to the relatives of Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura, and will dispel community concern regarding Folbigg's convictions."

Folbigg has always denied killing her children and broke down while giving evidence during the inquiry.

Judge Blanch's finding means Folbigg, who has been described as Australia's 'most hated woman', remains Australia's worst female serial killer.

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