The Chamberlain Case

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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 tent. She couldn't see what it was. As Lindy reached the opening of the tent a sense of panic had begun to well inside her. The children! Lindy ran from the tent moments later calling out "A dingo took my baby!!" In this essay, you will see the prosecution and defence as well as the rumours which circulated at that time. The aim of the Prosecution is to provide evidence which would lead to the conviction of Lindy Chamberlain of the murder of her daughter, Azaria. There were four arguments which eventually lead to Lindy's conviction. Firstly Ian Barker stated that, although Azaria's body was never found, they would easily see, from the evidence, that she was in fact dead. The way of death they would also find difficult to determine accurately, because a body was never found, but it would be proved, from the scientific evidence presented, that Azaria had died due to the loss of a large amount of blood after having had her throat cut. Ba... ... middle of paper ... ..., but quickly learned that few journalists could be trusted to record their interviews with accuracy. Every media appearance they made seemed to spark the rumours even more, especially when they spoke openly about their faith and their beliefs as Seventh Day Adventists. Lindy was considered to be strange, too hard, too unmotherly. Why didn't she cry? Having examined the evidence from the prosecution and defence as well as the rumours, it is now my intention to give my opinion on this matter. Having seen both sides of the Prosecution and Defence, I believe that Lindy Chamberlain is Innocent. This is because, what mother would kill her own baby? From seeing the movie ''Evil Angels,'' Lindy Chamberlain looked to be like a very loving and caring mother and does not seem like the person who would murder her own child.
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