Kathleen Folbig was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the year 2003 according to the sentence, for murdering her four children, Folbig was 35 years old at the time and no one believed him, despite the fact that he tried to defend his innocence. It was nicknamed “Australia’s most dangerous serial killer,
Folbig’s children, who were slowly dying, raised alarm bells in the 2000s about their mother’s possible involvement in the events. However, the trial of the case focused, in particular, on on unreliable and circumstantial evidence As could the notes she wrote to vent, talking about the hardships of motherhood.
For this reason, since Folbig entered prison, his lawyers have tried to keep the investigation open. There was no scientific evidence that she had murdered her four children. Despite the fact that in 2019 the prosecutor’s office recognized that there were reasonable doubts about this woman’s guilt, it was not until 2023 that Jathlin He has been forgiven for some acts that he never committed.
made possible by Carola Garcia de Vinuesa a researcher who was To study some of the genetic mutations present in Folbig’s children.
Thus, this researcher’s group of immunologists found that the woman’s daughters, Sarah and Laura, shared a genetic mutation called CALM2 G114R, Which can cause sudden cardiac death. In addition, evidence was discovered that his sons, Caleb and Patrick, had a different genetic mutation, which has been associated with sudden-onset epilepsy in mice, and which may have been the cause of their deaths.
Professor Carola Vinuesa, who led the Australian National University research team, said the unusual genetic sequence in Foulbig’s DNA was immediately apparent even before the children’s samples were analysed.
According to this teacher, There are only 134 known cases worldwide of the fatal heart disease linked to this gene mutation.
Vinuesa described the decision to pardon Folbig as a “beautiful moment” that could provide hope to other women in similar circumstances.
“We have been contacted about women who have lost children, or who have been accused of harming them, and the cases also appear to be children with serious genetic conditions,” he said.
The Australian Academy of Sciences says the case shows the need for reform to make the legal system more “sensitive to science”.
Some 150 expert scientists signed a document in March 2021 asking the governor of New South Wales to pardon and immediately release this 55-year-old woman who has Solid evidence who performs them innocence,
The first judicial review, which took place in 2018, was unsuccessful, but Kathleen Folbig’s family and friends rely on one this time As a favorable result there are new and revealing scientific reports And the Australian Academy of Science had legal representation throughout the process to recommend experts and assess the scope of the medical evidence.
Now Kathleen Folbig has been released after 20 years for events she had nothing to do with.