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Commission reviews six cases of parents convicted of killing their children

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.10-b (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:10
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

Only six cases of parents convicted of killing their children by courts in England and Wales are under consideration by the Criminal Cases Review Commission for possible referral to the Court of Appeal as a result of concerns over medical evidence.

The cases come from an 11 month review of nearly 300 cases by the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, in the wake of an appeal court ruling a year ago quashing Angela Cannings' conviction for murdering her two baby sons (BMJ 2004;328:183).

Lord Goldsmith instituted the review after the …

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