Thursday, October 29, 2009

Miscarriage of justice for Lindy Chamberlain

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1982 Lindy Chamberlain was convicted of murdering her baby daughter, Azaria, at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Central Australia, and her husband Michael was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact. On June 2, 1987, they were exonerated -- a dingo really did take her baby. The Chamberlain story became the basis of the movie, Evil Angels, released in some places as A Cry in the Dark.

The story involved some very poorly conducted forensic blood tests – on a substance that later proved to be not blood at all, but a spray-on material used in the normal manufacture of a car. Lindy Chamberlain and her husband Michael survived years of assault by media and the law. Despite the weakness and outlandishness of the case against them, and perhaps due to a tabloid media witchhunt, a considerable number of Australians believed Lindy and Michael Chamberlain guilty ...

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