Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Orders New Trial for Quebec Woman Convicted of Killing Two Daughters

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Orders New Trial for Quebec Woman Convicted of Killing Two Daughters

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New trial for Quebec woman in daughters' deaths

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MONTREAL - The Quebec Court of Appeal set aside the guilty verdict of a woman convicted in 2013 of murdering her two daughters and has ordered a new trial.

Adele Sorella was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2009 deaths of nine-year-old Amanda and eight-year-old Sabrina in the family home in Laval, Que., north of Montreal.

The trial judge in her case gave erroneous directives to the jury, the appeals court ruled Monday.

Moreover, the court ruled a video shown during the trial of her police interrogation was prejudicial.

Trial judge gave problematic directives around the issue of "reasonable doubt," wrote Justice Martin Vauclair, on behalf of the appellate court. …

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