Three cases are to be reviewed in the light of the Cannings
judgment but more may follow, according to the Criminal Cases
Review Commission, writes Sally
The review, which was ordered by the Attorney General Lord
Goldsmith, has found 28 cases where applications for reexamination
could be pursued.
Correspondence about two cases, one that relates to the death of
a baby girl in 2000 and the second to the death of a baby boy in
2001, has been passed to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
A third case involving the death of a baby girl in the mid-1980s
may also be reopened.
More than 250 cases stretching back a decade have been examined
by the Attorney General’s office.
The review was launched earlier this year following the
acquittal of Angela Cannings in December 2003, who was cleared of
killing her babies after medical evidence by Sir Roy Meadow was