5 Jun 2023

Kathleen Folbigg: Australian jailed for 20 years over deaths of her four children pardoned

She was once branded “Australia’s worst female serial killer” – but a woman who spent 20 years behind bars – convicted of killing her four babies – is today free, having been pardoned in what’s being dubbed one of the country’s greatest-ever miscarriages of justice.

Kathleen Folbigg’s case was reviewed after intense lobbying by scientists – who revealed a rare genetic mutation may have caused her children’s deaths.

Australian broadcasters are now battling over exclusive coverage of her first moments of freedom.