Case of Brit teen nanny convicted of killing baby explored in new Channel 4 doc

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A true crime series is set to ­reveal new details about the ­Louise Woodward murder trial.

The world was gripped when the British nanny faced court in 1997 ­accused of killing eight-month-old Matthew Eappen.

In dramatic scenes, she was found guilty of second-degree murder but this was later changed to involuntary manslaughter and she was freed.

Now lawyers, detectives and paramedics who were involved in the case have spoken out.

Their interviews will feature in three-part series Louise Woodward: Villain Or Victim? on Channel 4.

And the team behind the programme hopes it will shed new light on the case.

Show executive Fatima Salaria from ­producers Naked said: “The media circus around this story means it has ­remained in the public consciousness for over 20 years.

“With the opportunity to look back with fresh eyes alongside exclusive ­access to both sides of the story, this ­documentary offers a new perspective on the case.”

Channel 4 boss Daniel Fromm said: “With privileged access to some of those close to the case, this three-part ­documentary boxset offers fascinating insights into a trial that gripped the ­public’s attention on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Tot Matthew had injuries including a fractured skull, internal bleeding and a fractured wrist when he was admitted to hospital.

An eye specialist said that the injuries lined up with shaken-baby syndrome, and the baby fell into a coma.

Louise told police she had "popped the baby on the bed" and had been playing "a little roughly".

Her defence team maintained the injuries were weeks old, but she was seen as cold, leading many to believe she was the killer.

She was sentenced to serve 15 years in a maximum security prison, but after global uproar it was reduced to involuntary manslaughter and she was released after 279 days.

Louise, now 43, lives free with her own family, but the spotlight is set to return to her in Channel 4's new documentary.

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