Mother convicted of killing her children is freed on appeal

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:861
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

The Court of Appeal in London this week freed a mother who spent nearly seven years in jail for murdering her two children. Three judges ruled that the convictions of Donna Anthony, 31, were unsafe, because medical evidence put to the jury about the chances of two natural, sudden infant deaths occurring in the same family had been undermined by later research.

Mrs Anthony was sentenced to …

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