World News – UA – Lindy Chamberlain: Sam Neill opens up on The True Story miniseries about what happened to Azaria


Sam Neill has denounced NT police for Lindy Chamberlain’s imprisonment in damning documentary that reveals new information about the case

Lindy Chamberlain appears in new Channel 10 documentary about her daughter’s disappearance, AzariaSource: Channel 10

On the night of August 17, 1980, on a family camping trip to Uluru, Lindy Chamberlain’s world fell apart when a dingo took her baby Azaria from the family tent, and the little girl from nine weeks was never seen again

The disappearance led to a series of court cases and inquiries which saw Ms Chamberlain, now 72, jailed for life in 1982 – before finally being cleared in 1986

Lindy remembers the horror of the night her baby Azaria was taken by a dingoSource: Channel 10

Now, in a two-part miniseries titled Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story, a critical look reveals the investigation into Azaria Chamberlain’s death, detailing what led to the prosecution, conviction, Lindy’s jail sentence for murder and possible exoneration

Narrated by Sam Neill – who played Michael Chamberlain in the 1988 film The Affair, and was also named executive producer of the new miniseries – he reveals new details about the family’s experience after Azaria’s disappearance, including exclusive interviews, personal videos and letters

An initial investigation in Alice Springs confirmed Lindy and Michael Chamberlain’s claim that a dingo entered the tent and took baby Azaria away Further investigation and 1981 investigation then took place in Darwin

Ms Chamberlain was charged with killing her child and jailed for life in a murder trial in 1982, while Mr Chamberlain was convicted as an accomplice

As a result, Ms Chamberlain spent more than three years behind bars, despite numerous appeals

In 1986 Ms Chamberlain was exonerated after Azaria’s garment was found near a dingo den As a result, she was released from jail and received $ 1.3 million in compensation for her false imprisonment

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Speaking to Channel 10’s The Project about the documentary, Neill told host Lisa Wilkinson about the ‘terrible miscarriage of justice’ against Ms Chamberlain

« More people should have stood up and said, ‘This is clearly wrong,’ said Neil, criticizing the Northern Territory Police Service and local politicians who refused to participate in the documentary

« I think it’s a shame on them, you know You were wrong Standing man because you’re men, standing man and admit it and apologize It doesn’t take much, you know Don’t go in your grave without having made peace with what you did « 

In the first episode of the series, Lindy broke down when describing the moment she learned that Azaria had been taken from the tent. She said her son, Aiden, had spent « years » of herself. blame for the disappearance of the baby

« [He] didn’t realize the zip was broken But it wouldn’t have made any difference, they [the dingoes] were smart enough to get in »

The public wrote thousands of letters to Lindy, which were either deeply cruel or surprisingly kind

Despite some cruel words, Lindy has retained many of these letters which paint a very vivid picture of the public reaction she faced

Lindy, you should be hanging on the nearest tree, « one letter reads » 995% of people know you’re guilty « 

« Your husband should divorce you and have a good wife as a wife, not a murderer »

Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story premieres Sunday, September 27 at 7:30 am out of 10 and visible on 10 play

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World News – UA – Lindy Chamberlain: Sam Neill talks about a miniseries on The True Story about what happened to Azaria


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