Children death cases to be reviewed

    Just one in 10 cases of parents convicted of killing their
    children will be reopened, following a review triggered by the
    Cannings judgement, writes Mithran
    Samuel.

    Attorney General Lord Goldsmith told the House of Lords this
    week that 28 out of the 297 cases reviewed should be reconsidered,
    because of concerns about the medical evidence used to convict
    defendants.

    Defendants will be able to lobby the Criminal Cases Review
    Commission, which will decide whether they should appeal.

    Lord Goldsmith ordered the review last January, after Angela
    Cannings was acquitted on appeal of killing her two babies, after
    expert evidence given by Sir Roy Meadow was discredited.

     

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