It has been 25 years since baby Matthew Eappen died and his nanny was brought to trial – but where is Louise Woodward now?
The killer nanny: did she do it? is a C4 documentary re-examining the Louise Woodward trial.
The three-part series examines the evidence from the British au pair’s murder trial in 1997.
It includes interviews with witnesses, defense, prosecution, and jury – but Louise is noticeably absent.
Where is Louise Woodward now?
Here is everything you need to know.
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Where is Louise Woodward now and how old is she?
Louise returned to Britain after her release from prison.
Martin Bashir interviewed her in a special edition of the BBC Panorama.
Nearly 25 years after the trial, Louise Woodward currently resides in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Louise, now 43, has a family of her own with her businessman, husband Antony Elkes, whom she married in 2013.
In January 2014, Louise and the head of truck rental Anthony welcomed their first child together, a little girl.
During her pregnancy, Louise spoke to the Daily Mail.
She said, “I know some people are waiting for me to have a baby so they can say bad things.
“It upsets me, but that won’t stop me from leading my life …
“I have the right to enjoy my life.
“I’m not going to apologize for being happy.”
Louise has a law degree but now works as a dance teacher.
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Who is Louise Woodward and what has she been accused of?
Louise Woodward was an 18 year old au pair accused of shaking eight month old Matthew Eppen to death.
After graduating from high school in 1996, the teenager flew to the United States for a gap year.
Cheshire-born Louise worked for an au pair agency in Boston.
Doctors Sunil and Deborah Eappen hired Louise to look after their young sons, Matthew and Brendan.
But only a few days later – on February 9, 1997 – the nanny called 911.
She told them that she found baby Matthew passed out.
Tragically, the baby died of a fractured skull in Boston Children’s Hospital.
A specialist at the hospital said Matthew died of “shake baby syndrome”.
During the trial, “Killer Nanny” Louise was found guilty of second degree murder.
A judge sentenced her to life imprisonment.
However, just 10 days later, this was reduced to negligent homicide on an appeal.
Louise was sentenced to 279 days in prison, which was the time she had already served, so she was released.
She has always protested her innocence.
The killer nanny: did she do it? on C4
The killer nanny: did she do it? looks at the trial of Louise Woodward.
The three-part C4 series explores the evidence from the British au pair’s murder trial in 1997.
This includes interviewing witnesses, the defense and the prosecution.
For the first time, the members of the jury openly discuss the factors that influenced their decision.
The first episode focused on the case against Louise Woodward.
It included exclusive access to the prosecution team and the paramedic who treated Baby Matthew.
The second episode deals with the defense case.
It investigates how members of Louise Woodward’s legal team tried to prove she didn’t shake baby Matthew Eppen to death.
They believed that his injuries were caused earlier.
The final episode focuses on the case against Louise Woodward.
Contributions come from the public prosecutor’s office.
The investigating detective and the paramedic who treated Matthew Eappen also appear.
They reveal why they believe that the au pair shook the eight-month-old person to death.
The killer nanny: did she do it? will continue on Channel 4 at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 11, 2022. All episodes are available on All 4.
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