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

Simon McCarthy
Updated May 31 2022 - 7:38pm, first published May 18 2022 - 2:30pm
Tragic: Kathleen Folbigg with her four children, Laura, Sarah, Caleb and Patrick.
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

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of 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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