Mom guilty of murder in daughters’ drowning

 CBC News

A jury in Barrie, Ont., has found a 35-year-old woman who drowned her two young daughters guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.

The defence for Elaine Campione conceded she killed her daughters Serena, 3, and Sophia, 19 months, but had urged the jury to find her not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder.

The Crown had argued Campione killed the girls days before a family court appearance so her abusive ex-husband couldn’t get custody.

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