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

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 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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