Directions hearing listed for Kathy’s case

A directions hearing for Kathy’s case has been listed for 10am on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in courtroom 2.1 of the Industrial Relations Commission in Sydney.

Any person who considers that he or she has information that may assist the inquiry has been asked to contact the following:

The Secretary

Inquiry into the conviction of Kathleen Megan Folbigg

GPO Box 25, Sydney, 2001

Or email: folbbigg.inquiry@justice.nsw.gov.au

Announcements in relation to the inquiry will be made on the inquiry’s website at http://www.folbigginquiry.justice.nsw.gov.au

Also, here is the information that was contained in “Direction pursuant to section 77(1)(a) of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001” by General David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d)
His Excellency, Governor of New South Wales:

Pursuant to section 77(1)(a) of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 his Excellency, the Governor of New South Wales, has directed that an inquiry be held into the convictions of Kathleen Megan Folbigg for three counts of murder, one count of manslaughter and one count of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm in respect of her four children on 21 May 2003.

WHEREAS it appears that there is a doubt or question as to part of the evidence in the
proceedings leading to the conviction of Kathleen Megan Folbigg on 21 May 2003 of the
following offences:

1. the manslaughter of Caleb Folbigg on 20 February 1989;
2. maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm upon Patrick Folbigg on 18 October 1990,
with intent to do grievous bodily harm;
3. the murder of Patrick Folbigg on 13 February 1991;
4. the murder of Sarah Folbigg on 30 August 1993; and
5. the murder of Laura Folbigg on 1 March 1999;

AND WHEREAS that doubt or question concerns evidence as to the incidence of reported
deaths of three or more infants in the same family attributed to unidentified natural causes;

PURSUANT to section 77(1)(a) of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001, I direct that an inquiry be conducted into the said convictions in accordance with the provision of Part 7 of the said Act; and

PURSUANT to section 81(1)(a) of the said Act I hereby appoint the Honourable Reginald
Oliver Blanch AM QC, formerly a judicial officer within the meaning of the Judicial Officers Act 1986, to conduct an inquiry into the said convictions, having particular regard to the said evidence, with the powers and authorities conferred on a commissioner by Division 2 of Part 2 of the Royal Commissions Act 1923 (except for section 17).

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