60 Minutes: March 17
Tara Brown delves into the case of a convicted child killer, and hears from someone else cleared of a similar crime.
On 60 Minutes, Tara Brown delves into the case of child killer Kathleen Folbigg, whose judicial inquiry begins on Monday.
Brown speaks to Carol Matthey (pictured), another mother cleared over the murder of her infants.
Is there a more hated woman in Australia than Kathleen Folbigg? Over a period of 10 years, one by one, she killed her four babies. Her crimes are so inconceivable it is still hard to fathom how and why she did it. That is, until you consider this – maybe Kathleen Folbigg was wrongly accused. She has always maintained her innocence, and on Monday a judicial inquiry reviewing her conviction begins. After 15 years in prison, it might lead to her freedom. Hoping that’s the case is Carol Matthey. More than anyone, she knows what Kathleen has endured because, incredibly, she too was accused of killing four of her babies. As Tara Brown reports in this 60 Minutes special investigation, the two cases are remarkably similar, right down to the expert witnesses called upon to determine the truth. Yet while Kathleen was convicted as Australia’s worst female serial killer, the prosecution against Carol was thrown out.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Grace Tobin
8:30pm Sunday on Nine