Episode Thirty-Nine: Kathleen Folbigg
With special guest, Jillian from Court Junkie podcast.
Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one-by-one over a 10-year period between 1991 and 1999 and all in similar circumstances. They each died suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each baby was discovered by their mother, Kathleen who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig that they were not breathing.
When Kathleen and Craig separated six weeks after the death of their fourth child, Laura, Craig was devastated. It only got worse when he discovered Kathleen's diary. Horrified at his wife's diary entries about losing control with her children, her terrible thoughts and lack of grief over her children, Craig took the diary to the police.
This diary was the crucial evidence that resulted in Kathleen Folbigg being found guilty of the deaths of each of her four children.
Is it possible for a mother to murder all of her children? Or is this a case of an innocent woman made spend her life in prison for crimes she did not commit?
Some of our research