After the trial, Cain was shattered. Had she gotten it wrong?
Her sleep was riddled with nightmares. She daydreamed about smuggling Lindy out of jail. She grew convinced she had made a horrible mistake.
Soon after Lindy's release, the two women met, in a moment captured on video. Cain couldn't stop crying as she hugged Lindy. "Are you all right, now that it's all finished?" she asked.
"It's not finished yet," Lindy replied. "We've got a fight to go."
The two are now friends. But Cain still struggles with her conscience. The guilt will probably always plague her, she says. She believes it should plague all Australians who condemned Lindy.
Because if the dingo is guilty, then so is Australia.
"I never, ever got over it," Cain says, her voice shaking. "I'm guilty for calling her guilty. ... I keep thinking back to the time when we were deliberating. If only — if only — I'd have said no, I don't think she's guilty."
"That woman was as innocent as you and me."
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