It’s been 30 years since 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared, and today her mother was finally vindicated of any wrongdoing in the case.
In 1980, the incident sparked a media frenzy when Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, the baby’s mother, alleged that her baby was killed by a dingo while her family was on a camping trip in Australia. (Years later, the baby’s jacket was found half-buried near a dingo lair where the family camped.)
While witnesses at the scene claimed that they saw Lindy repeatedly screaming, “A dingo’s got my baby!” the mother was sentenced to life in prison for her daughter’s murder. The original case was appealed and Lindy was released after spending four years in prison.
After all these years, the case was re-opened and an Australian court has ruled that a dingo did indeed take the life of the tiny baby.
Lindy and family are “relieved and delighted to come to the end of this saga. No longer will Australia be able to say that dingoes are not dangerous and will only attack if provoked,” she told CNN. In other words, the dingo DID kill her baby.
Do you believe that Azaria was eaten by a dingo?