Special Edition of 60 MINUTES to investigate Australia’s worst female serial killer Kathleen Folbigg

Kathleen Folbigg
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Is there a more hated woman in Australia than Kathleen Folbigg? Over a period of 10 years, one by one, she killed her four babies.

Her crimes are so inconceivable it is still hard to fathom how and why she did it. That is, until you consider this – maybe Kathleen Folbigg was wrongly accused. She has always maintained her innocence, and on Monday a judicial inquiry reviewing her conviction begins. After 15 years in prison, it might lead to her freedom.

Hoping that’s the case is Carol Matthey. More than anyone, she knows what Kathleen has endured because, incredibly, she too was accused of killing four of her babies. As Tara Brown reports in this 60 MINUTES special investigation, the two cases are remarkably similar, right down to the expert witnesses called upon to determine the truth.

Yet while Kathleen was convicted as Australia’s worst female serial killer, the prosecution against Carol was thrown out.

Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Grace Tobin

60 MINUTES - SUNDAY, MARCH 17, AT 8.30PM ON NINE & 9NOW