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Woman drowns sons, orders lunch and then jumps onto busy freeway

Melbourne, Tue, 13 Mar 2012 ANI

Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): An Australian woman has been charged with killing her two young sons by drowning them in a bathtub.

 

According to documents filed in a Canadian court, Allyson McConnell drowned her two young sons in her home before driving to a restaurant, where she ordered lunch and then jumped off an overpass onto a busy freeway, the Courier Mail reported.

 

McConnell is charged with the 2010 second-degree murders of two-year-old Connor and 10-month-old Jayden in Millet, south of Edmonton. The trial began in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

 

McConnell, 33, formerly of Gosford on the NSW central coast, moved to Canada in 2005, met local man Curtis McConnell and married him in 2007.

 

Prosecutors said that the marriage deteriorated, and McConnell was angry with her estranged husband and wanted to take their sons back to Australia.

 

The court was told on the day before the boys were killed, McConnell tried to give away the children's clothing and a car seat.

 

After she drowned the boys in the family bathtub she drove to a restaurant, ordered lunch and then left upset.

 

She walked to the overpass and jumped off, suffering numerous broken bones, the court heard.

 

It was said that police searched her home and found a rope tied to the rafters in the basement.

 

Meanwhile, the trial continues. (ANI)

 


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