A childhood friend of convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg says she hopes new scientific evidence and a petition signed by 90 scientific experts and doctors will be enough to see her released from prison.
- Dozens of scientists have signed a petition asking for the pardon of Kathleen Folbigg
- Folbigg serves 25-year minimum for suffocating her four babies to death over 10 years
- The new petition was prompted by a study that found evidence that genetic mutations were “probably” responsible for the deaths of two of the children.
Tracy Chapman always believed her friend was innocent.
She talks to Folbigg on the phone every day and also visits him weekly at the North New South Wales Prison where she is serving her sentence.
“It’s been 18 years – roughly we’ve come to 18 since 2003 – when she was incarcerated,” Ms. Chapman said.
“It’s very surreal. It has always been a surreal situation. But at the end of the day I guess we have more answers now on what is happening and what has happened… in terms of the loss of the four children, like we have never had before.
“I feel a lot more hopeful that I have never done it before.
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