Mother Admits Murdering Children By Driving Into Australian Lake
A mother has admitted killing three of her children by driving them into a lake in southern Australia.
37 year old Akon Guode, killed one-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit in Melbourne’s south-west in 2015.
Another child, six-year-old Alual, was also in the car but survived.
In the Supreme Court of Victoria, Ms. Guode pleaded guilty to one count of infanticide, two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.
She entered her pleas with help from an interpreter.
Ms. Guode arrived in Australia from South Sudan in 2008.
The father of the three children, Joseph Manyang, told a hearing last year that Ms. Guode said she felt dizzy before the crash.
He described Guode as a “loving mother” who would not have harmed the children intentionally.
However, a key witness told police in a statement that Ms. Guode spoke about killing her children on the day of the tragedy.
January 16th, 2017