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Parents convicted of killing to have their cases reviewed

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.183 (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:183
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Major changes in England and Wales relating to the handling of cases in which mothers are suspected of killing their babies were announced this week by the Court of Appeal and the attorney general.

    Hundreds of parents convicted of killing their babies are to have their cases urgently reviewed, said the attorney general after the appeal court called for an end to the prosecution of parents when experts' opinions on the cause of death differ.

    In addition, thousands of parents whose children were taken away from them are to have their cases reopened as part …

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