Friday, 30 October 2009

Looking Back - Mother Jailed In Dingo Baby Murder

On this day in 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was found guilty of the murder of her nine-week-old daughter after a jury dismissed her claim that a dingo took the baby.
The court was told that she cut the baby's throat and disposed of the body whilst at a campsite near Ayers Rock.
Mrs Chamberlain, who was expecting her fourth child would now start her mandatory life term with hard labour after being sentenced in Melbourne, Australia.
Her husband Michael Chamberlain, was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of baby Azaria, but had not yet been sentenced.
Azaria Chamberlain went missing from the campsite in 1980. Her body has never been recovered but her bloodstained clothes were found and formed the main part of the investigation.
In an earlier inquest the judge accepted the Chamberlain's claim that a dingo had taken their baby but further investigation by British pathologists showed the wounds, indicated by bloodstains on the baby's clothes, could not have been caused by a dingo and a second investigation was started.
Australian experts disagreed with the findings and claimed that assertions Azaria's throat had been cut were completely unfounded.
During the seven-week trial the jurors were taken to the Ayers Rock site. Among questions raised was the possibility that a dingo's jaw would not be strong enough to carry off a baby.
The case took the country by storm and became known as 'Australia's murder trial of the century'. It was expected to end with an acquittal and it was thought there then would appeal.
Four years later on 2 February, a matinee jacket worn by Azaria was found partially buried in a dingo's lair at Ayers Rock - this seemed to back up Lindy Chamberlain's version of events.
She was released five days later. The Northern Territory government said it was because she had "suffered enough".
In September 1988 judges in Darwin pardoned the Chamberlains. Another inquest in 1995 returned an open verdict. The body of Azaria has never been found.

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The Loving Husband

A man had two of the best tickets for the FA Cup Final but sits alone. As he sits down in one of the two reserved seats, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.
"No, he says, "the seat is empty."
"This is incredible!" said the man, "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the FA Cup Final, the biggest sporting event of the year, and not use it?"
He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away. This is the first Cup Final we haven't been to together since we got married."
"Oh ..... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. I guess you couldn't find someone else, a friend or relative or even a neighbour to take the seat?"
The man shakes his head ..... "No. They're all at the funeral."

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

These animals were photographed just north of the Wisconsin border on a highway near Marenisco, MI. Once in a while there is an opportunity to take in a piece of nature that you may never see. In these says of unrest and turmoil it is good to see that God still produces some wondrous beayty.
The odds of seeing an albino moose are astrnomical and to see this in the upper peninsula of Michigan, near Wisconsin is even greater than astrnomical.
To see two of them togther is nearly impossible.
Enjoy these pictures of a lifetime, you will probably never have a chance to see this rare sight again!!!

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