Skip to comments.Alberta mom who drowned sons set for deportation
Posted on 04/06/2013 9:33:44 PM PDT by BlackVeil
EDMONTON Alberta mom Allyson McConnell will be deported back to her native Australia on Monday despite pending appeals by Alberta Justice for her to face murder charges in the 2010 drowning deaths of her two young boys.
The 34-year-old Millet mom is being returned home after completing a 10-month sentence at the Alberta Hospital Thursday for the manslaughter of her 10-month-old son Jayden and two-year-old son Connor.
...During the hearing, defence lawyer Peter Royal didnt argue the custody ruling as McConnell is mere days away from leaving Canada.
Shes been fully co-operative and compliant throughout and that remains the case now, said Royal. She is anxious, in fact, to return to Australia which is her home country.
Calling McConnells sentence inadequate, Justice Minister Jonathan Denis said Alberta Justice will push to have her extradited back to Canada to face the original charges of second-degree murder.
...In June 2012, McConnell was sentenced to six years in prison with double credit for time served, a new rule that came into effect in early 2010. She served two-thirds of a 15-month sentence under psychiatric care at Alberta Hospital. ...
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Canada doesn’t have a prohibition on double jeopardy, then?
10 months for manslaughter?!?!? Are you freaking kidding me?
No, I’m not jacking with you. And consider also, it is two counts, not one.
This is complicated, in legal terms. She pled guilty to a lesser charge. A more serious charge, implying intent, is apparently possible.
But they are letting her return to Aust ... oh happy day for the Australian people.
Why was there a lesser charge, she murdered those two kids.
I have no doubt she did so. The reason for the light sentence is judicial leniency.
If you look at this story, from the Aust media (a source I can’t post here) you will find many heart breaking details:
Leniency? Yeah, like she showed those kids “leniency.”
The law is an ass.
Under U.S. law you cannot charge someone with a different crime based on the same set of facts, or based on evidence that should reasonably have been available at the time to person was originally tried, once jeopardy has attached. A conviction on a lesser charge would mean jeopardy had attached.
Countries with no 2nd amendment have soft sentencing for criminals.
What a joke.