Adèle Sorella will face a 3rd trial for the murder of her two children
Adèle Sorella will undergo her third trial where she is accused of the murder of her two little girls.
The Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) in the case of Adèle Sorella, who obtained a new trial in March. This will be the third time the 56-year-old Laval resident has stood trial for the March 2009 murder of her two young daughters.
Adèle Sorella was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her 8 and 9 year old children, after each of the two trials she suffered. Each time, the Court of Appeal identified errors of law in certain decisions of the judge during the trial, ordering that the process be restarted.
At the& #x27;At the end of her first trial, Adèle Sorella had been found guilty of two premeditated murders and had received the minimum provided by law, ie 25 years firm before being able to apply for parole.
Then, at the end of her second trial, the jury determined that they were rather unpremeditated murders, so on March 5, 2019, the defendant was sentenced to life in prison. with a minimum of 10 years in prison.
His lawyers, determined to obtain an acquittal for their client, once again addressed the Court of Appeal in 2021. And the Court of Appeal agreed with them and ordered a third trial.
The judge at the second trial erred in refusing to allow the accused to plead the possibility that organized crime was involved in the children's murders. The spouse of the accused and father of the children was the mafioso Giuseppe De Vito, then on the run to escape the police.
On March 31, 2009, Adèle Sorella was arrested at the wheel of her car when she had just crashed into a pole not far from her home. Several hours earlier, members of his family had discovered the lifeless bodies of his children in the family residence.
At trial, the exact cause of death of the victims was not ;could be established with certainty, but the pathologist had excluded a natural and simultaneous death.
The Crown's thesis mentioned the presence of a hyperbaric chamber in the house, which was used by one of the two little ones, struggling with health problems. Moreover, it was also entered into evidence that Ms. Sorella was going through particularly difficult times, since her husband was on the run, and was wanted and accused of gangsterism and cocaine trafficking.
Although she was convicted in March 2019 for the murders of her two daughters, Adèle Sorella was able to regain her freedom in July 2020 pending the decision of the Court of Appeal. She has since been free.
The DPCP wanted to go to the Supreme Court to obtain confirmation of the guilty verdict and thus avoid engaging in a third trial.
The highest court in the land has refused to hear the DPCP, and so Adele Sorella's third trial will go ahead. The case should return to court on October 21.