Lindy Chamberlain's lawyer blames 'poor science' for wrongful conviction

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The lawyer who defended Lindy Chamberlain has revealed how 'poor science' played a major role in her wrongful conviction and says the system could fail others again. 

Stuart Tipple has spoken out on the infamous case that saw the innocent mum locked up for murder in 1982 after she claimed a dingo killed her 10-week-old baby Azaria.

Ms Chamberlain's conviction was finally overturned six years later, but her daughter's cause of death wasn't officially determined until 2012.  

Nearly four decades later, Mr Tipple addressed the high-profile case in an interview with The Morning show, ahead of the release of his new book.  

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Lindy Chamberlain was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1982 after she claimed a dingo snatched her 10-month-old baby Azaria (pictured)

Lindy Chamberlain was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1982 after she claimed a dingo snatched her 10-month-old baby Azaria (pictured) 

Ms Chamberlain's conviction was finally overturned six years later, but her daughter's cause of death wasn't officially determined until 2012

Ms Chamberlain's conviction was finally overturned six years later, but her daughter's cause of death wasn't officially determined until 2012

'[It was] confirmation bias. They made their mind up, this was a murder, and any evidence to the contrary they really weren't interested in,' he told hosts. 

'When they [witnesses] gave anything at all that was supportive of the Chamberlains, they'd be told, 'we don't wanna know about it, this is a murder'.'

While he agreed there was 'no doubt' the media played a significant role in Ms Chamberlain's conviction, Mr Tipple said a botched police investigation and 'poor science' was mostly at fault.   

'The thing that astounds me - and one of the reasons I wrote the book - is that it can still happen today. It's absolutely ridiculous that you can be trialed on bad science.

Ms Chamberlain's lawyer Stuart Tipple addressed the high-profile case in an interview with The Morning show, ahead of the release of his new book

Ms Chamberlain's lawyer Stuart Tipple addressed the high-profile case in an interview with The Morning show, ahead of the release of his new book

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