Melbourne mum guilty of killing sons

MELBOURNE – Melbourne woman Donna Fitchett has been found guilty of killing her two sons.

Ms Fitchett, 51, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas, 11, and Matthew, nine, by drugging and then strangling or suffocating them before trying to kill herself at their Melbourne home in September 2005.  She admitted the killings but pleaded not guilty to murder on the grounds of mental impairment.

As the guilty of murder verdict was delivered in the Victorian Supreme Court, Fitchett, who was leaning against a prison guard, remained impassive with her head bowed.  A woman sitting near Fitchett’s former husband David let out a cry of joy.

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