Why we seek Justice for Kathleen Folbigg

Kathleen Folbigg was a loving mother of four children; Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura. On May 23, 2003, she was found guilty by jury of the murder of Patrick, Sarah and Laura, and guilty of the manslaughter of Caleb, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

There was no physical evidence the children were murdered. The prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence to present their case. Kathleen has spent the last 15 years in prison and continues to maintain her innocence.

In June 2015, three Newcastle-based Barristers submitted a Petition to the Governor outlining grounds upon which Kathleen’s convictions should be reviewed. This Petition contains fresh and compelling evidence consistent with Kathleen’s innocence, including a report from one of Australia’s leading forensic pathologists who concluded that there is no basis in forensic pathology that any of the children were smothered.

Three years later, Kathleen and her supporters are still waiting for the Governor to respond to the Petition.

3 Comments on “Why we seek Justice for Kathleen Folbigg

  1. To whom it may concern,

    “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer” [William Blackstone Commentaries]

    I’ve just watched the Australian show ’60 Minutes’ who were talking about Kathleen Folbigg’s case.
    I cannot believe how she is being treated! It’s beyond disgusting. She should NOT be in prison.
    The Government need to release her, recompense her financially and APOLOGIZE to her publicly. It’s beyond rational belief! Why ARE they making her suffer? Are they frightened of the cost and negative bad press?
    I am a Swedish citizen but NEVER in a million years would this happen over here!
    Our politicians listen to the scientific community and respect the specialists who are the authority in such matters.

    The reason for my contact with you is to see if there’s a current petition people can sign and if there’s not one, is it possible to start one here in Europe perhaps?

    Thanks for your time and attention and I sincerely hope that this poor woman gets the right and proper justice that is owed to her.

    Gillian Mellström, Sweden.


  2. Free her!
    There’s not a single person that after watching the compelling story on ACA could not see this as an injustice on yet another innocent mother!!

    She should also be compensated for the public humiliation and slander created by pig headed people who failed her and her family! Shame on you!


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