After a month of deliberation the NSW Appeal court has quashed Kathleen Folbigg’s convictions for three counts of murder, one count of manslaughter, and one count of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. She has spent 20 years in jail and has been released after a pardon in the wake of the second inquiry into her case. The news comes on the day the High Court dismissed the appeal against his murder conviction by Derek Bromley.
Folbigg’s case was the subject of UNSW Law & Justice Legal Hour panel discussion just a few weeks prior to the Appeal court’s decision.
“The appeal process being focused on error, if you pick the wrong error as an appeal lawyer, you often don’t get a second chance. Judge Andrew Haesler SC, District Court of NSW – UNSW Law & Justice Legal Hour