A 32-year legal mystery over the death of a baby in Australia’s outback came to an end on Tuesday when a coroner found a dingo was responsible for the death of infant Azaria Chamberlain, a case that split national opinion and attracted global headlines.
The coroner’s finding ends a three-decade fight for justice by Azaria’s parents, Michael Chamberlain and Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, who was jailed for three years over her daughter’s death before she was later cleared.
This saga began in August of 1980, or before most of the people reading this were probably born. While not a surprise, the decision ends a decades-long legal saga that was one of Australia’s most well-known and controversial.
June 11, 2012 // 23:11 // 2 years ago