The Chamberlain Case Essay

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The Chamberlain Case

"A Dingo Took My Baby!"They were the words that Lindy Chamberlain had screamed out into the blackness of the cold night in a camping ground close to Ayers Rock, Central Australia, on the night of August 17 1980, when she discovered that her nine-week-old baby, Azaria had been taken by a dingo. Lindy had returned to the family tent where she had left her sleeping 4 year old son, Reagan, and Azaria only moments before. Her husband Michael was sure that he had heard Azaria cry out. As she approached, closely followed by their 6 year old son Aidan, Lindy saw with a large dingo coming out of their tent. It seemed to be shaking its head like it was trying to drag something out of the
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The evidence to be put before them would simply prove beyond reasonable doubt, that, for whatever reason, the baby was murdered by her mother. Lindy Chamberlain's claim that a dingo had taken her baby was a 'imaginary lie' intended to cover up the truth. Barker went on to explain that the evidence given by Joy Kuhl was vital to the case as the presence of blood in the Chamberlains' car destroyed the dingo attack explanation given by Mrs Chamberlain no matter what there may have been to support such an explanation. Secondly, English forensic expert Professor James Cameron- whose testimony had in one notable case sent the wrong people to jail back in his homeland had given evidence during the trial of a small, bloodied, adult handprint on the baby's jumpsuit-Lindy. This claim was totally destroyed by new evidence that "what he thought was blood on the back of the jumpsuit was infact, red sand. Thirdly, on the night Azaria disappeared, dingoes were seen close to the camping area, and witnesses in a tent next to that of the Chamberlains heard a growl just before Lindy raised the alarm. Dingo tracks were observed leading away from the tent. There was blood on the interior of the tent. And none of these witnesses, some of whom were with the Chamberlains immediately before or after Azaria's disappearance, detected anything

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