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Gammy’s Australian Parents Escape Charges for Lying under Oath

October 28, 2016

(Daily Mail) – The couple accused of abandoning baby Gammy in Thailand because he has Down syndrome have escaped perjury charges for lying under oath. Wendy and David Farnell caused outrage in 2014 when they left Gammy with surrogate mother Pattaroamoun Chanbua, 22, but took his healthy sister. The Bunbury, Perth, couple had lied under oath about the genetic makeup of Gammy and his twin Pipah. But the Farnells have escaped conviction after the Director of Public Prosecutions said it was not in the public interest to pursue charges, WA Today reported.

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