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The Chamberlain Case By Meagan West "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. ...read more.

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daughter would come first; testimony which showed the lack of cause would come from fellow tourists who had seen Lindy as a wonderful mother; third, would be testimony about the predatory behaviour of dingoes; and lastly would be the testimony of experts whose task it was to cast doubt onto the scientific evidence presented by the prosecution. The testimonies of Natalie Goss, a friend of Lindy's, was given to set up in the minds of the jury that both Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were "decent kind people of the community", unlikely to even think, let alone commit the terrible crime described by the prosecution. Ayers Rock tourists, Gwen and Jack Eccles, and Flo Wilkin, would confirm that Lindy was in their opinion "a perfect mother" who gave no indication of being capable of killing her own child. To confirm in the jurors minds the likelihood of a dingo being able to take Azaria, kill her and deposit her clothes somewhere else, leaving no remains and little damage to her clothing, Les Harris was called. To confirm in the juror's minds the possibility of a dingo being able to take Azaria, kill her and put her clothes somewhere else, leaving no remains and little damage to her clothing, a man by the name of Les Harris was called. ...read more.

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Another paper claimed that Azaria had been injured in an accident a couple of weeks before her disappearance and suffered brain damage. Lindy and Michael had then killed her at Ayers Rock because she was imperfect. Along similar lines was the story that Azaria had been born a "Downs Syndrome" baby, so her parents murdered her. At first, Lindy and Michael attempted to defend themselves against the rumours and accusations, 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. ...read more.

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