Keli Lane launches appeal and bail applicatioin

A FORMER Australian water polo player found guilty of killing her baby daughter is set to appeal her murder conviction.

Keli Lane claims her trial before a Sydney jury last year was prejudicial and failed to explore alternative charges inducing infanticide and manslaughter.

Defence lawyer Benjamin Archibald told the Herald Ms Lane "absolutely did not kill her daughter" and an appeal and bail application would be launched this week.

Lane's newborn Tegan has not been seen since she left a Sydney hospital with her mother on September 14, 1996.

During last year's trial it was suggested Tegan's body may have been dumped at the Sydney Olympic Park construction site but the claim was later withdrawn.

It took the jury weeks to find Lane guilty of murder.

She was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years behind bars.



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