Adele Sorella found guilty of second-degree murder in daughters' deaths

A jury in Laval found Adele Sorella guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder in the deaths of her two young daughters.

Nine-year-old Amanda and eight-year-old Sabrina were found dead in the playroom of the family's Laval home on March 31, 2009. They were found lying side-by-side, still in their school uniforms.

There were no signs of violence on the bodies, but the Crown had suggested the two may have been killed in a hyperbaric chamber used to treat Sabrina's juvenile arthritis.

No official cause of death was ever established for the children.

Sorella was convicted of first-degree murder for the girls' deaths in 2013, but in 2017, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial, suggesting the trial judge had erred in her instructions to the jury.

Sorella faces life in prison, though the judge will soon have to decide on when she'll be able to apply for parole — which could be anywhere from 10 to 25 years.

There was no mention of the first trial to the jury during the second trial.