Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

A Cry in the Night Part 3 Of 3

Forgotten

Azaria Chamberlain
Azaria Chamberlain

The one person who was often forgotten in this tragedy was Azaria. The horror of this tiny baby being clasped in the jaws of a wild animal and dragged from her bed and taken off into the night to be eaten, was ignored, while the scientists, police and lawyers squabbled over her bloodstained clothing. Even her mother's protest during the trial that "this is not some object we're talking about. It's my little girl." elicited no signs of remorse from her accusers. Little Azaria was never given a real funeral and there is no gravesite at which people can kneel and pay their respects. But she will never be forgotten by the family who loved her and named her Azaria - "blessed of God."

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