Thirty years later (clearly there was no rush), the Australian coroner has come to a conclusion of the infamous Lindy Chamberlain, “The dingo ate my baby”, case.
Several decades ago, the case had the nation divided over the opinions of how Lindy Chamberlain’s 9-week-old infant went missing during stay in a tent near Ayers Rock, Australia.
Tensions in the nation were uneasy of the Chamberlain’s claims that the animal had dragged their infant from their tent, and increasing suspicions of the couple being guilty of murdering Azaria Chamberlain became the popular assumption.
The couple spent much of their time being ridiculed, insulted and abused at their family home, where they told of people “howling like dingoes” in their front yard.
A yet-again pregnant Lindy Chamberlain was sentenced to a life behind bars, after new evidence found her guilty for allegedly slitting her daughter’s throat to make it look like a legitimate dingo attack. Three years later, the verdict was overturned and the case, re-opened.
She gave birth to Kahlia Chamberlain-Creaton (now 29 years of age) in prison.
Now, only one day after Azaria Chamberlain (the infant) would have been 32 years of age, the verdict has been finally been re-announced. The dingo ate the baby.
Wildlife experts have told the media that the news has definitely not come as a shock.
“An expert on dingo behavior, Brad Purcell said he was not surprised that a dingo would enter a tent and take a baby while older siblings slept.” – (USA Today)
Purcell also claimed that the dingo would have been easily attracted the the baby’s crying.
A 9-week-old baby left alone in a tent, in the middle of the Australian outback, vulnerable to threat. Definitely no guilt there.
The Chamberlains have expressed their anger toward the frustrating and drawn-out duration of the case.
“This battle to get to the legal truth about what caused Azaria’s death has taken too long,” Chamberlain said.” – (USA Today)
Kahlia Chamberlain-Creaton collected her dead sister’s new death certificate yesterday, stating that the emotion of the final verdict has weighed the family down for far too long.
The Azaria Chamberlain dingo case has given much of the world a face to the nation of Australia. It has given Hollywood a Meryl Streep film (A Cry in the Dark – 1988) and the legal system a run for its money.
But at long last, the verdict has been reached.
The dingo ate her baby.