Louise Woodward is a British former au pair who was convicted in Massachusetts in 1997 of the unintentional manslaughter of eight-month-old Matthew Eappen. At the time of her imprisonment, she was a 19-year-old au pair who had started working for Matthew’s parents, Deborah and Sunil Eappen, in November 1996. She started working for Drs. Sunil and Debbie Eappen in Boston, caring for their two kids, 2-year-old Brendan and 8-month-old Matthew Eappen, after quitting one placement due to an 11 p.m. “curfew.” On the 4th of February 1997, Louise summoned an ambulance when Matthew Eappen stopped breathing. At Boston Children’s Hospital, he was placed on a life support system. Louise was arrested the next day and pleaded not guilty to child violence. She did, however, confess to shaking Matthew and tossing him into a stack of towels. Matthew died of a cerebral hemorrhage on February 10th, and Louise was charged with murder.
The jury convicted her guilty of second-degree murder after 26 hours of deliberation, and Woodward was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years to serve. Then Louise’s legal team filed an appeal, and the court lowered the verdict to involuntary manslaughter during a post-conviction relief hearing. Louise was released when her sentence was reduced to time served (279 days). Following her release from jail, she went to the United Kingdom and was interviewed by Martin Bashir for a special episode of the BBC’s “Panorama.”
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Channel 4 “The Killer Nanny Did She Do It?”
Tonight on Channel 4, a documentary on Louise Woodward’s trial will premiere. At 9 p.m., “The Killer Nanny: Did She Do It?” will re-examine evidence from the trial of infant Matthew Eappen’s death, a case that rocked both sides of the Atlantic. The show contains fresh interviews with witnesses, defense, prosecution, and the jury to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the high-profile US court case.
Louise Woodward’s Bio, Age
On February 28th, 1978, Louise Woodward entered the world for the first time in Elton, United Kingdom. She was born in the United Kingdom and comes from a British-white ethnic background. Similarly, her ethnicity is white and her religion is Christian. Louise is 43 years old, having turned 43 in 2021, and her zodiac sign is Pisces, according to her birth date. Susan Woodward (mother) and Gary Woodward (father) are her parents (father).
Woodward studied law at London South Bank University, where she graduated with a 2:2 (Hons) degree in July 2002.
Who is Louise Woodward’s Husband?
Louise Woodward is a married lady with two children. She married her attractive spouse Elkes, with whom she had a daughter who was born to them in 2014. The couple has been together for roughly 8 years, however, it’s unclear how long they were dating before marrying. She is straight, which reflects Woodward’s sexual orientation.
Louise Woodward’s Salary and Net Worth
Louise Woodward has a yearly net worth of thousands of dollars, but her specific income has yet to be published. Her au pair job is her primary source of income. Louise has yet to undertake any brand endorsement work.
Louise Woodward’s height is unknown.
Louise Woodward has a healthy body weight and stands at an excellent height. Her hair is light brown, and her eyes are dark brown. Furthermore, her body type is slender.