Episode 175 – Private Pain To Public Conviction – A Mother’s Journey To Redemption

One after the other, the children just kept dying.

By the time Laura Elizabeth Folbigg was laid to rest at just one-and-a-half years old, the world wanted answers, and her mother Kathleen Folbigg stood accused of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, the murder of four of her own children, all under the age of two.

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Research & Writing:
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Sources: Kathleen Folbigg’s ex-husband Craig Folbigg speaks out after her pardon Kathleen Folbigg conviction questioned after scientists discover genetic mutation which ‘likely’ killed two children
BBC: Kathleen Folbigg: Woman jailed over infant deaths pardoned
BHP: Our history
CNN: Genetics may free a woman convicted of killing her 4 babies and help other parents explain the unexplainable Her Father’s Daughter – The Kathleen Folbigg Story
Daily Mail: Read the ominous handwritten letters a convicted baby killer sent to her best mate from behind bars – as they claim new evidence proves she DIDN’T smother her four kids to death: ‘She’s innocent’
Justice for Kathleen Folbigg: Plea for Craig Folbigg to Provide His DNA
Mamamia: When Kathleen Folbigg was 15, she learned the truth about her family’s dark history
Mayo Clinic: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Laryngomalacia
New Zealand Herald: Kathleen Folbigg: Notorious serial killer savagely bashed after moving prisons Inside serial baby killer Kathleen Folbigg’s violent and tragic life
Redacted report of Dr Michael Diamond dated 16 April 2019 Tracy Chapman tells Kathleen Folbigg’s former husband ‘no point holding grudges’ after ex wife pardoned over kids’ deaths
Supreme Court of New South Wales: R v Folbigg [2005] NSWCCA 23 (17 February 2005)
The Age: ‘I read her diary,’ husband tells court
The Age: Killing them softly
The Daily Telegraph: Crime Week — The true story of child killer Kathleen Folbigg
The Daily Telegraph: Kathleen Folbigg: Scientists plea for ex-husband’s DNA
The Guardian: Kathleen Folbigg hoped for ‘genetic miracle’ after murder convictions, prison letters show
The Guardian: Kathleen Folbigg pardoned and released after 20 years in jail over deaths of her four children
The Guardian: Kathleen Folbigg to testify at inquiry into convictions for killing her four babies
The Guardian: Kathleen Folbigg’s ‘fierce women’ on the need to challenge misogyny in criminal cases
The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Dear Trace’: Kathleen Folbigg’s prison letters to childhood friend
The Sydney Morning Herald: Brutal father, tragic children: Folbigg was doomed to trauma
The Sydney Morning Herald: Four dead by their mother’s hand
YouTube: Despite Kathleen’s release from jail, Craig Folbigg still believes his children were murdered
YouTube: IN FULL: NSW Attorney-General pardons Kathleen Folbigg | ABC News
YouTube: Kathleen Folbigg speaks after being released from a jail near Grafton | 7NEWS
YouTube: Kathleen Folbigg’s tragic life started long before her babies died | ABC News
YouTube: The unshakeable faith of the supporters behind the Kathleen Folbigg pardon | 7.30