Macsyna King interview: 'I've never been able to mourn'
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 7:32p.m.
The mother of the Kahui twins has spoken exclusively to Campbell Live after a coroner today released findings on her children’s deaths.
Macsyna King says she has been painted as a “monster” and is innocent of hurting her children.
“I've been painted as a monster, somebody who didn't give a damn, who paid no attention,” she told John Campbell.
She says people judged her before knowing all the facts.
“I feel like I was bait and I was able to be attacked by the media, the public, on the internet, face-to-face, at a shop, in doctors, everywhere I went,” she says.
“And this has echoed in my life for six years and it's been torment and torture and horrible.”
Ms King says she was taunted everywhere she went.
“'Chris was found not guilty so it must be you Macsyna.' These words have been said to me. I've read them on news feeds on Facebook. I've read scathing taunts on Facebook.”
A coroner today released his findings into the twins’ deaths saying their fatal injuries were inflicted while in the sole care of their father – Chris Kahui.
Garry Evans was set to release his report last year, but a draft copy was challenged by Mr Kahui's legal team. The final version is still damning.
Mr Evans says Mr Kahui’s behaviour before the babies were taken to hospital was incompatible with what might reasonably be expected of a caring father who had nothing to hide.
The allegation their mother, Ms King, inflicted the twins' injuries was unsupported by the evidence, and the coroner describes Mr Kahui's evidence as "unreliable, conflicting and on many occasions untrue".
In his report, the coroner clearly states he is only concerned with questions of fact - how the twins came to meet their deaths is quite different to whether Mr Kahui bears any responsibility under criminal law, for which he was found to bear no such responsibility.
Police say they're still considering the evidence heard by the coronial court.
Watch the full interview.
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