| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

After an Australian was convicted of killing her four children, scientists discover a startling innocence evidence

The ” Washingtin Post”  newspaper reported that 90 scholars from several countries have confirmed the innocence of an Australian woman, who was previously convicted of killing her four children, and that she will be sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Kathleen Folbig had spent 18 years in prison so far, but scientific evidence, which has emerged recently, indicates that she may not have been involved in what happened.

Genomic tests showed that at least two of her children likely died from a previously undiscovered genetic mutation that led to heart complications, called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which describes the condition of children who die suddenly from unexplained causes, which means that they may be You have entered prison unjustly.

The Australian woman’s jury had previously convicted the woman of murdering 4 of her children and sentenced her to 40 years in prison for premeditated murder, but 90 Australian scientists have proven her innocence.

In a petition demanding pardon and release of the 53-year-old, 90 scientists said her four children died of natural causes.

“Kathleen suffered psychological trauma and physical abuse in custody, and her suffering continues, because the justice system failed her,” said the petition, which was sent to the governor of New South Wales in March 2021.

Among the signatories of the petition are two Nobel Prize winners, and the signatories to the document hail from 9 countries, including Australia and America.

Kathleen has always insisted that she did not kill her children, while the prosecution relied in her trial to a large extent on circumstantial evidence, including the occurrence of four deaths within the same family, which could not be a coincidence.

A central piece of evidence in the case was her personal diary, in which she wrote that her daughter Sarah “passed away, with a little help.”

In 2018, Catherine’s lawyers asked geneticists to look into the case, as the scientists laid down the genomes of her and her children, discovering that she and her daughters had a rare mutation in a gene called CALM2.