Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of killing her four babies, but could she be innocent?
Kathleen Folbigg has been in prison for almost 20 years, but now there is new evidence that could make the whole case go away.
Kathleen Folbigg has woken up in a NSW prison cell every day for the past 19 years.
The 55-year-old woman works as a cleaner behind bars seven days a week to keep herself busy before an investigation that will decide her future.
She is said to be worried and stressed out, but also patient and hopeful.
Folbigg was found guilty in 2003 of killing her four babies, Caleb, Patrick, Sarah, and Laura.
Folbigg has been called a “baby killer” and “Australia’s worst female serial killer” by the media both at the time and in the years since.
But more and more people think she might not be guilty. Tracy Chapman, who is her best friend and biggest fan, is sure that she is.
Chapman said, “She loved those kids.”
“She was so happy to be a mom, and I just don’t believe that person could have done what they did.”
Folbigg was given a sentence of 40 years in prison and 30 years without parole. After she filed an appeal, her sentence was cut to 30 years with a 25-year no-parole period. This means she could not get out of jail before 2028.
She tried to change her convictions over the last 20 years, but it didn’t work. An investigation in 2019 backed up her convictions.
Folbigg has always said that she is not guilty, and new scientific evidence that will be presented to a court on Monday could make the whole case go away.