#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – A woman who killed her three children by smothering them has been detained under a hospital order.
‘ Tania Clarence Sentenced to Detention Hospital Order ‘
The children, who all had type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, were found at their home on 22 April.
She was sentenced at the Old Bailey.
Mr Justice Sweeney told Clarence she would not be released until she had recuperated from her illness.
During sentencing he said the mother had been “overwhelmed” by her family’s situation including witnessing medical interventions and procedures she felt were unnecessary.
He told the court she had a history of mental illness and was vulnerable at the time but had been of previous good character and there was “clear and convincing” evidence she was suffering a “major depressive episode”.