In what is one of the most intriguing, infamous and sad Australian cases in recent times, Sydney woman Keli Lane was sentenced this week to 18 years jail for murdering her newborn daughter Tegan in 1996. Baby Tegan has never been found despite Lane’s consistent line that she handed over her second-born child (Lane adopted out baby one and three and her fourth child is nine years old) to its father, who has also never been located.
Lane was sentenced on April 15 to 18 years with a non-parole period of 13 years and 5 months, making her eligible for parole in 2023.
Here are some links to really thorough, interesting articles about Keli Lane including this Sydney Morning Herald one about how Lane’s sentence was determined.
Keli Lane Learns to Late that Love Hurts (The Daily Telegraph, April 16, 2011)
Rachael Jane Chin published a book in 2010 Nice Girl – The story of Keli Lane and her missing baby, Tegan