After 32 years, coroner rules dingo killed Aussie baby 0
After 32 years, an Australian coroner ruled Tuesday that at least one dingo was responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain, who was snatched from a tent on a campsite in 1980. (Shutterstock)
The dingo did eat her baby.
Australian coroner Elizabeth Morris ruled Tuesday that at least one dingo was indeed responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain, who was snatched from a tent on a campsite in 1980.
The ruling followed the fourth inquest into the famous case of the infant who'd gone missing and the parents who blamed a dingo, but always remained under a cloud of suspicion.
Linndy Chamberlain-Creighton was found guilty of the murder of nine-week-old Azaria in 1982 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Her then husband, Michael, was convicted of being an accessory after the fact and given a suspended sentence. Both were exonerated in 1987 after a royal commission.
Michael Chamberlain and Lindy Chamberlain in this undated file photo. (REUTERS/Russel McPhedran)
But the baby's death certificate still stated the cause of death as "unknown."
Morris said Tuesday an amended death certificate is available to the family.
Conflicting testimony at previous inquests had left questions hanging, but this time a lawyer for the coroner said he agreed with the Chamberlains' defence, reports The Australian.
The Tuesday ruling will come a day after what would have been Azaria's thirty-second birthday, according to the report.
The celebrated case was turned into the movie, A Cry In The Dark, starring Meryl Streep.