Kathleen Folbigg

Australia’s worst serial killer

  Active for 11 years
(1989-1999) in Australia

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 17 Books About Kathleen Folbigg
  14. 7 External References
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Kathleen Folbigg (born Kathleen Megan Donovan) an Australian serial child killer. Folbigg was convicted of murdering her three infant children and the manslaughter of a fourth child. Sentenced to thirty years imprisonment with a non-parole period of twenty-five years. On August 22nd 2018, New South Wales Attorney-General Mark Speakman announced there would be an inquiry into the convictions. She will remain in custody during the course of the inquiry.

Kathleen Folbigg Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Kathleen Folbigg (aka) Australia’s worst serial killer, was active for 11 years between 1989-1999, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

Kathleen Folbigg was born on June 14th 1967 She was raised by her mother until (Age 1), temporary foster care until (Age 3), permanent foster care until (Age 15), left school (Age 15) unknown until adulthood. She was raised as a only child and had no siblings. Her father, Thomas John Britton, who murdered Kathleen's mother, also named Kathleen, by stabbing her twenty-four times, Kathleen (Age 1). Her mother, Kathleen Donovan, murdered by Kathleen's father, Kathleen (Age 1).

She completed 10 years of school, no degree received. She Craig Gibson Folbigg in 1987, Kathleen (Age 20/21). She had four children, Patrick, Sarah, Laura and Caleb, all murdered by Kathleen.

In 1989 (Age 21/22) Kathleen Folbigg started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and four children, where she was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on April 19th 2001 (Age 33), convicted on October 24th 2003 (Age 36), sentenced to forty years imprisonment with a non-parole period of thirty years at Silverwater Correctional Complex in Silverwater, New South Wales, Australia. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

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Kathleen Folbigg has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Kathleen Folbigg a known:

Kathleen Folbigg
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-02 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Kathleen Folbigg
Nickname: Australia’s worst serial killer
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1989 - 1999
Ages Active: 21/22 - 31/32
Active Countries: Australia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1967 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: Craig Gibson Folbigg in 1987, Kathleen (Age 20/21)
Children: four children, Patrick, Sarah, Laura and Caleb, all murdered by Kathleen
Living With: her husband and four children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 14, 1967
Given Name: Kathleen
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: her mother until (Age 1), temporary foster care until (Age 3), permanent foster care until (Age 15), left school (Age 15) unknown until adulthood
Birth Category: only child
Mother: Kathleen Donovan, murdered by Kathleen's father, Kathleen (Age 1)
Father: Thomas John Britton, who murdered Kathleen's mother, also named Kathleen, by stabbing her twenty-four times, Kathleen (Age 1)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 19, 2001 (Age 33)
Convicted: Oct 24, 2003 (Age 36)
Sentence: forty years imprisonment with a non-parole period of thirty years
Prison Location: Silverwater Correctional Complex in Silverwater, New South Wales, Australia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Kathleen Folbigg

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Kathleen Folbigg. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 14 1967birth of Kathleen Folbigg  #19670614
Jun 14 1987
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1989
(Age 21/22)
Kathleen Folbigg started her serial killing spree. #1989
Jun 14 1997
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1999
(Age 31/32)
Kathleen Folbigg ended her serial killing spree. #1999
Apr 19 2001
(Age 33)
Kathleen Folbigg arrested. #20010419
Oct 24 2003
(Age 36)
Kathleen Folbigg was convictedand sentenced to forty years imprisonment with a non-parole period of thirty years at Silverwater Correctional Complex in Silverwater, New South Wales, Australia.  #20031024
Jun 14 2007
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 14 2017
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Books that Mention Kathleen Folbigg

Book: When the Bough Breaks (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Matthew Benns
When the Bough Breaks
Book: Inside Their Minds (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Rochelle Jackson
Inside Their Minds
Book: Motherhood (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Anne Manne
Motherhood
Book: Cold Blooded Murder (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Malcolm Brown
Cold Blooded Murder
Book: Murder, Medicine and Motherhood (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Emma Cunliffe
Murder, Medicine and Motherhood
Book: Mothers Who Murder (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Dr Xanthe Mallett
Mothers Who Murder
Book: Australia's Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Paul B. Kidd
Australia's Serial Killers
Book: Baby Killer (mentions serial killer Kathleen Folbigg)
Chelsea Hilton
Baby Killer

17 Books that mention Serial Killer
Kathleen Folbigg

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1863254234 When the Bough Breaks 1
1742693814 Inside Their Minds 2
1741143799 Motherhood 1
0733625878 Cold Blooded Murder 1
1847316603 Murder, Medicine and Moth... 3
0857983806 Mothers Who Murder 1
1742627986 Australia's Serial Killer... 1
1540800733 Baby Killer 1
1782432450 Angel of Death 3
1284129012 Violent Offenders 1
146685071x The Tiger Cubs and the Ch... 1
1742744745 When The Bough Breaks 1
1284145689 Violent Offenders 1
0857983814 Mothers Who Murder 1
073049375x Deadly Australian Women 2
1741761425 Inside Their Minds 2
0522871178 Dear Quentin 1

Kathleen Megan Folbigg (née Donovan) (born 14 June 1967) is an Australian serial child killer who was convicted of murdering her three infant children, Patrick Allen (at age eight months), Sarah Kathleen (at age ten months) and Laura Elizabeth (at age nineteen months). She was also convicted of the manslaughter of her fourth child, Caleb Gibson (at age nineteen days).

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External References
  1. Q6376710 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Kathleen Folbigg on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. R v Folbigg [2003] NSWCCA 17 (13 February 2003) on www.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. Folbigg v The Queen S59/2003 [2003] HCATrans 601 (19 February 2003) on www.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  5. Folbigg v The Queen [2005] HCATrans 657 (2 September 2005) on www.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  6. FOLBIGG v R [2007] NSWCCA 371 (21 December 2007) on www.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  7. Michael McGowan, Kathleen Folbigg: NSW announces inquiry into serial killer's convictions on www.theguardian.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Kathleen Folbigg is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #9 of 21[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #24 of 34[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  3. #29 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #44 of 75[ Page 3 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #149 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #172 of 651[ Page 12 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #468 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #470 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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