This story is so intriguing I really do not know where to start actually. To put it briefly this wannabe polo champion had a clear idea of what she wanted to achieve in the run-up to the Sydney Olympics.
Keli Lane, was an elite athlete, she enjoyed a busy social life and was determined to represent Australia when women’s water polo was contested as an Olympic event for the first time in 2000.
Raising a child had no part in that plan, so when Ms Lane became pregnant five times between 1992 and 1999, she allegedly resolved to avoid the responsibility. Her first two pregnancies were terminated. Two babies were secretly carried to term and adopted out, in 1995 and 1999. Her fourth pregnancy was also hidden from her family, friends and boyfriend. The little girl, born at Auburn Hospital on September 12, 1996, was named Tegan. Ms Lane is now accused of her murder.
Crown Prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi, QC, said Ms Lane was a young woman with an active social life and sex life – and an ”overriding ambition to represent Australia”.
”A child was not part of this picture,” he said. She did not want ”to be saddled with the responsibility of having a child” and had sought ”a permanent solution to all these five pregnancies”.
On September 14, 1996, four or five hours after leaving Auburn Hospital, Ms Lane attended a wedding with her then boyfriend. It is alleged Tegan was murdered in the hours between her discharge and the wedding.
Because the trial is into its second week I am going to continue following the trial and report on it as well as gather more info and delve into the “Real Story”
- New mum ‘felt very sorry’ for Keli Lane (theage.com.au)
- Accused killer mum had no time for children, trial hears (theage.com.au)
- Water polo champion in court on murder charge (theage.com.au)
- Athlete ‘killed baby near Olympic site’ (heraldsun.com.au)
- Lane was ‘teary and upset’ (theage.com.au)