Mother Wails As She's Jailed For Killing Three Of Her Children

Jailed for at least 20 years

Mother Wails As She's Jailed For Killing Three Of Her Children

A mother who killed three of her seven children has been jailed for 26 years and six months.

37-year-old Akon Guode deliberately drove her car into a lake in Melbourne's outer south-west two years ago.

Court proceedings were stopped briefly when Guode, a Sudanese refugee, broke down. 

She had wailed through most of her sentence in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 

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Guode was found guilty over the drowning deaths of her 16-month-old Bol, and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit after they were driven into Lake Gladman in Wyndham Vale on April 8, 2015.

A fourth child was also in the car, but was rescued. 

During sentencing, Victorian Supreme Court Judge Lex Lasry labelled the mother's actions as "the product of extreme desperation".

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