Quote #1: Justice Michelle Crighton had to decide if she had the intent required to be convicted of murder. Her ex-husband argued she did. Forensic computer analyst Dwayne Pilling told the court Allyson McConnell had typed into a search engine on her computer “How long does it take to drown?”, “How long does it take to die from strangulation?”, “electrocution by hair dryer in bathtub” and “How long can you go without food and water?” In a second bathroom at the home, police found a plugged-in hair dryer and another appliance in a bathtub filled with water. A rope was found hanging from a ceiling post with a chair underneath. … On April 20 last year Justice Crighton found her guilty of manslaughter, but not guilty of second-degree murder because there was enough “reasonable doubt that she had the specific intent to kill her children”.
I wonder if the judge would have had less doubt if the father had been the murderer?!!
Quote #2: Allyson McConnell’s case was reviewed by Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on Friday and, unless a late decision is made, she is expected to be on a plane to Sydney on Monday. Mr McConnell fears his ex-wife could kill again in Australia. “Will anyone there know about the murders she committed here?” he asked. “Being only 34 years old, will she start a new family and have another child in her care?”