Friday, August 16, 2019

Mum who drowned IVF twins 'to get back at husband' jailed for 10 years

A mum who drowned her "miracle" IVF twins on Boxing Day after her husband left her has been jailed for 10 years.

Samantha Ford killed her 23-month-old toddlers Jake and Chloe in the bath and then tried to die by suicide when she crashed her car into the back of a lorry at 100mph, later telling police: "I've killed my babies. Please let me die."

Her lawyer claims she was suffering from "a catastrophic level" of acute depression "leading her to believe that she and the children needed to die".

But prosecution psychiatrists believe she may have been exaggerating her illness, claiming she killed her twins in a fit of "narcissistic rage", had a "homicide/suicide fantasy" and carried it out in an act of "retaliation and punishment" against her estranged husband Steven.


Ford, 38, admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility but denied murdering the twins at her home near Margate, Kent.

And she was today locked up for 10 years.

5 comments:

  1. Depression! Why not give the children out for adoption and kill yourself if she want to commit suicide .May God forgive her.

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  2. Depression! Why not give the children out for adoption and kill herself if she want to commit suicide .May God forgive her.

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