Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Allyson McConnell accused of drowning sons

Australian mother Allyson McConnell drowned her two young sons in a bathtub before driving to a restaurant, ordering lunch and then jumping off an overpass onto a busy freeway, a Canadian court has heard.

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, on Monday.

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