Lisa Barrett: Why she was acquitted over homebirth deaths

'Less than competent' but not grossly negligent, finds judge
Lisa Barrett
Lisa Barrett departs the Supreme Court in Adelaide after her acquittal. Photo: AAP

A judge has cleared ex-midwife Lisa Barrett of the manslaughter of two babies who died after high-risk homebirths.

Prosecutors argued that Ms Barrett, 52, failed to adequately warn either mother of the risks they were taking by opting for homebirths, and when both went wrong, she failed to save the infants by telling the women they needed to go to ED urgently.