Mom who killed twins to make ex-husband suffer, jailed for ten years | IOL News

A spiteful mother who drowned her twin toddlers to make her estranged husband suffer was jailed for ten years.


A spiteful mother who drowned her twin toddlers to make her estranged husband suffer was jailed for ten years.

Samantha Ford, 38, killed 23-month-old Jake and Chloe in the bath at their home on Boxing Day in 2018 to ruin the life of her husband Steven.

A note on the table said: "Please forgive my crazy mind." Ford then drove to notorious suicide spot Beachy Head in Sussex.

Prosecutor Tom Kark QC said there was evidence Ford was "a materialistic person" who "resented losing her good lifestyle in Qatar'.

On Friday night Mr Ford hit out at the jail sentence on Twitter, saying: "Time for Boris Johnson to step up and get a handle on tougher sentencing! Ten years for killing my son and daughter and probably only serve five! Justice not served today. I am devastated, disgusted and appalled!"

Ford, who admitted manslaughter with diminished responsibility, will be held in a psychiatric unit until she is deemed fit for prison.

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