Is this the record for longest time to make a final court decision on a case?
Case was in 1980. Final decision obtained in 2012.
The Aussies were reluctant to accept that dingoes can be dangerous wild beasts. So instead they accused a mother of killing her own baby.
There were 3 or 4 judgements before. The mother was judged guilty of killing her own baby and the father an accessory. They sentenced her to life in prison. Then years later they found other new evidence and reversed the judgement.
But how can the Aussie authorities blatantly accuse a mother of murdering her own baby based on lousy investigative data?
It looked like a convenient way of closing a case that the Aussie police were unable to crack.
I see a similar bungle in Portugal's handling of the Madeleine McCann case. When the Portugese police were unable to crack the case, they conveniently accused Madeleine McCann's parents of involvement in her disappearance.