Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sally Clark's Ordeal

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sally Clark's Ordeal

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SALLY CLARK, THE mother imprisoned for murdering her two baby sons and now released on appeal, has endured a nightmare. Not only did two of her little boys die, one after another, but she found herself accused of, and then imprisoned for, their murders. It was an ordeal that she has survived, thanks to the devotion of her lawyer husband, who never doubted her innocence and worked tirelessly to secure her release, but as she said yesterday, "There are no winners here." Certainly, British justice does not emerge from all this with credit, saving only the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which referred Sally Clark's case back to the appeal court. What went wrong? In cases such as this involving the deaths of infants, both judges and juries are necessarily at the mercy of medical experts, pathologists who guide them as to the probability of such deaths happening naturally, and the extent to which other factors should be taken into account in assessing the cause of death. …

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