MOTHERS WHO KILL CHILDREN
Monday, 24 June 2013
FILICIDE (Multiple): Quebec: Adele Sorella convicted in hyperbaric chamber murder
Quebec mother guilty of killing 2 daughters
Adele Sorella, the ex-wife of a convicted Quebec mobster, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of her daughters.
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Adele Sorella killed her 9-year-old daughter Amanda and 8-year-old daughter Sabrina.
The Canadian Press,
Published on Mon Jun 24 2013
LAVAL, QUE.—The ex-wife of a convicted Quebec mobster has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two daughters.
After three days of deliberation, Adele Sorella was convicted by a Laval, Que., jury today in the deaths of 9-year-old Amanda and 8-year-old Sabrina.
Their bodies were found side-by-side in the basement of their Laval residence in March 2009.
There were no marks of violence, but the Crown argued the girls had died by asphyxiation by cutting off the oxygen supply in a hyperbaric chamber.
The hyperbaric chamber had been used to treat Sabrina’s juvenile arthritis.
Sorella’s ex-husband, Giuseppe De Vito, is currently serving a 15-year sentence for gangsterism and drug trafficking.
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De Vito was a surprise witness in the case.
The jury had four choices in the case: first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter or acquittal.
The first-degree murder verdict carries with it a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
M Clement Hall
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