- A Sudanese mother in Australia who has admitted to drowning three of her children in a lake will be deported once she completes her jail term
- The mother blamed a dizzy spell for the tragic incident that occurred in 2015
- She is due for sentencing next month
A Sudanese mother living in Australia has admitted to deliberately driving her car into a lake and drowning three of her children in 2015. Authorities say she will be deported from Australia once she completes her jail term.
37-year-old Akon Guode initially suggested in 2015 that she had suffered a dizzy spell that caused her to lose control of the car and drift it into the lake in Melbourne. Three of her seven children, including four-year-olds Maudit and Hanger and one-year-old Bol, drowned in the incident.
However, subsequent police investigations and crime scene reconstructions put her version of events in doubt, forcing the police to arrest her.
Australia took in Akon as a refugee in 2006 after she fled from war-torn Sudan. Her partner and father of the children told the court that Akon couldn't possibly have committed the act intentionally as she is a loving and caring mother.
Akon, who showed no emotion during the court's proceedings, will receive her sentence in March.
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