Guelph 'infanticide' mother gets 6-year sentence
GUELPH, Ont. - A 27-year-old woman convicted of infanticide in the suffocation deaths of two of her sons was handed a six-year sentence today.
The Guelph, Ont., woman, who was 17 when her first son died, admitted to police that she smothered the two babies using blankets and plastic baby carriage covers.
After time served is factored in, the woman will serve one year.
Earlier this month, a judge found her guilty of infanticide instead of first-degree murder after he ruled the woman's mind was disturbed by the effects of child birth.
One boy died at seven-weeks-old in 1998, the other at nine weeks in 2002.
The father of a seven-week-old boy told the sentencing hearing today that his emotional scars will never heal.