The Canadian Press

2012-04-20 | CRIME Mom Murder

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A mother who confessed to drowning her two young sons in a bathtub while she was depressed was convicted of manslaughter. Crown prosecutor Gordon Hatch said he was disappointed Allyson McConnell wasn't found guilty of second-degree murder, but acknowledged there was no verdict that could have diminished the family's loss. (In June, McConnell received a six-year sentence. She was told she would stay at a mental hospital until well enough to be transferred to another facility. The deaths occurred in 2010, so McConnell had 15 months left to serve, based on time already spent in custody.)

Date: 2012-04-20
Placeline: WETASKIWIN, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think with the crowned proved murder and so I'm disappointed in that regard but a verdict of murder would not have been any more satisfying in the sense that these boys are. And we can't do anything about that >>