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Catherine Franklin is a (Dorset) mother who successfully campaigned for a change in English Law, following a wait of 18 months to bury her two-year-old son.
Franklin's son, Ryan Franklin, suffered severe brain injuries at the hands of his father, Lee Khair on 29 May 2002.
Ryan Franklin died three days later. Lee Khair was convicted of manslaughter.
A new bill in the Queen's Speech of December 2008, will limit the time a body can be held to 40 days. The Coroners Death Certification Bill is expected to become an Act of Parliament by February 2009.
- Franklin, C.; et al. "Justice for Ryan Web Site". Retrieved 5 December 2008.