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NSW attorney-general Mark Speakman refuses to recommend pardon for Kathleen Folbigg, though recommends another public inquiry

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated May 31 2022 - 9:38am, first published May 18 2022 - 4:30am
Tragic: Kathleen Folbigg with her four children, Laura, Sarah, Caleb and Patrick.

The NSW attorney-general has refused to recommend a pardon for convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg, but has recommended yet another public inquiry into the deaths of Folbigg's four children in response to a petition for her release signed last year by 90 eminent scientists citing evidence they say raises doubt over her guilt.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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