_News Talk 770
An Alberta woman who drowned her two sons in the family bathtub has been found not guilty of murder. However, 33-year-old Allyson McConnell has been found guilty of manslaughter.
McConnell admitted to drowning 10-month-old Jayden and 2 1/2-year-old Connor. However, the defence argued that her mind was so clouded by booze, sleeping pills and severe depression that she couldn't have formed the intent required to convict her of murder. The prosecution suggested the boys were killed as revenge against McConnell's husband with whom she was undergoing a bitter divorce.
McConnell told the court during the trial that she remembered little about the weekend her sons died.