Kathleen Folbigg’s former husband passes away

Mar 06, 2024
In a brief statement Kathleen Folbigg extended her condolences to her ex-husband. Source: Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS.

Craig Folbigg, the former husband of Kathleen Folbigg, has died months after his ex-wife’s acquittal on charges related to the deaths of their four children.

Media reports revealed that Craig had suffered a heart attack and was battling cancer prior to his death earlier this week.

Kathleen, who was incarcerated in 2003 over the deaths of Sarah, Caleb, Laura, and Patrick between 1989 and 1999, was acquitted in December last year by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

The exoneration came after multiple inquiries raised reasonable doubt about her guilt, citing previously undiscovered genetic variants in the children.

In a brief statement released through her lawyer Rhanee Rego, Kathleen extended her condolences to her ex-husband.

“There were only two people on this earth who knew what it felt like to lose Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura,” the statement read.

“My condolences go to the loved ones Craig leaves behind.”

The couple’s relationship had soured over the years, with Craig testifying against Kathleen in the 2003 trial that led to her imprisonment. Even after her recent acquittal, Craig maintained his belief in her guilt.

His lawyer, Danny Eid, expressed Craig’s frustration and disappointment over the ongoing legal battles.

Eid previously told The Daily Telegraph that his client “is frustrated and disappointed he has to endure yet another chapter”.

“He is the victim of this case,” Eid told the publication.

“This is a man people say will heal over time. But with all this time the wounds continue to bleed for him.”

Eid also revealed that over two decades of inquiries and attempts to overturn the 2003 conviction had taken their toll on his client and that “the wound can never heal”.

-with AAP.

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