Baby killer denied bail

CONVICTED baby killer Keli Lane will remain behind bars because she has not revealed the location of her murdered daughter Tegan’s body.

Lane was sentenced to a maximum of 18 years in prison and is eligible for parole from May 12.
However, the NSW State Parole Authority (SPA) met on Friday and concluded it could not make an order for Lane’s release due to the state’s ‘no body, no parole’ laws which were introduced in NSW in October 2022.
The Authority said the report provided by the NSW Police, made it clear that no co-operation had been forthcoming from the offender in relation to Tegan’s whereabouts since her verdict and sentence.
It also noted that to the extent that the offender had provided information before her trial, at least some of that information had ultimately been relied upon by the Crown at the trial as evidence of the offender’s lies.
Lane, 49, was jailed for a minimum 13 years and five months in 2010 after a jury found her guilty of murdering two-day old Tegan in September 1996.
Her full prison sentence will finish in December 2028.
She has always maintained she gave Tegan to the infant’s father, a man named Andrew Norris or Morris, soon after giving birth at Auburn Hospital.
Extensive police investigations failed to locate Tegan or the man Lane named as her father, with whom the former champion water polo player said she had a brief relationship.
The body of the two-day-old baby has never been found.