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`Cot death' mum jailed for life walks free.

TRAGIC mother Angela Cannings walked to freedom yesterday -innocent of murdering her two baby sons and determined to be ``mummy'' to her surviving daughter.

Her release by three appeal judges from a life jail sentence came amid continuing doubt about the causes of ``cot death'', which she has always insisted killed her little boys.

A tearful Mrs Cannings held hands with her husband Terry on the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice in London as she recalled that her first child, a girl,had also died of ``sudden infant death syndrome''.

The four years since the death of her last baby had been a ``living hell'', she said.

``Finally today,justice has been done and my innocence has been proven.''

Their surviving seven-year- old daughter had been ``our inspiration to carry on'', she said.

The Court of Appeal overturned a jury's verdict in April last year that shop assistant Mrs Cannings smothered seven-week-old Jason in 1991 and 18-week-oldMatthew in 1999.


Angela Canning with her husband outside court after she was cleared of murdering her two baby sons
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 11, 2003
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