New Delhi: Scientists and doctors in Australia are talking about giving forgiveness to a serial killer mother who has been convicted of killing her own children. The serial killer is named Kathleen Folbigg. Kathleen was convicted in 2003 of killing her 4 children. It is also called ‘Australia’s most dangerous female serial killer’. People are surprised at the sudden demand to forgive them. But see what scientists say.
Who is Kathleen Fallbig?
Several years ago Kathleen Fallbig was accused of killing her four children. Fallbig’s four children were Patrick, Sarah, Saleb and Lara Elizabeth. Kathleen killed these children between 1990 and 1999. You will be surprised to know that the youngest child was Saaleb, who was 19 days old at the time of the murder. The eldest Lara Elizabeth was 19 months old.
Since then, Fallbig has been in jail
Since 2003, Kathleen has spent 18 years in prison. According to reports in the Daily Mail, between 1990 and 1999, she was struggling with mental stress and anger problems. People believe that this is why he killed these four children. Although Kathleen has always denied these allegations. He says that his children died of natural causes, not because of them.
In order to convict Kathleen, evidence based on Circumstantial Evidences was taken. This happened because there was no direct evidence against it. In such a situation, to prove the incident, conclusions should be drawn from the circumstances surrounding that time and place and it was accepted as evidence.
Kathleen’s diary revealed
In Kathleen’s case, her diary revealed many such things which played a role in convicting her. In this diary, Kathleen used to write her daily activities and events. When Kathleen was asked about her diary, she told that some divine power took her children away from her and that the things written in her diary symbolize her grief after losing her children as a mother. .
Proved guilty the second time as well
In the year 2019, some people had petitioned for Kathleen to be exonerated. The Government of New South Wales had then announced to conduct an investigation under the supervision of a judge named Reginald Block. But Kathleen was also found guilty in her 500-page report.
Now why do you ask for pardon?
Approximately 90 doctors and scientists are among those who apologize for Kathleen. Two of these Nobel laureates are also – Peter Doherty and Elizabeth Blackburn. These people believe that Kathleen’s four children died due to a rare genetic disease.
Petition submitted to the governor
Doctors and scientists have submitted a petition to the Governor of New South Wales. In this, he has talked about stopping the “injustice” with Kathleen. He wrote, “Mrs Fallbig’s trial will set a very dangerous precedent. This would mean that solid medical and scientific evidence can easily be ignored on the basis of Circumstantial Evidence, which can be interpreted differently. “
What is that medical evidence?
Doctors and scientists looked at Genetic Sequencing of the DNA of Kathleen’s offspring Sarah and Lara, and found that both of them had inherited a genetic trait from their mother, called colmadulin 2 (CALM2). Actually CALM2 is a gene that causes cardiac arrest in infants.
Catherine’s lawyer says that this (CALM2) may be the cause of sudden deaths in children and elders. He said that several recent researches suggest that Patrick and Saleb, Katherine’s two other children, may have died from other types of genetic diseases. Rego argues that in cases such as murder, medical evidence should be given preference over Circumstantial Evidences.