Conn. woman who killed her 2 children gets 120 years without possibility of parole

June 27, 2019 - 6:58 pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman convicted of killing her two children saying it was God's plan has been sentenced to 120 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

LeRoya Moore was sentenced Thursday, following her conviction in March of two counts of murder for killing her 6-year-old daughter, Aleisha, and her 7-year-old son, Daaron, at the family's home in East Haven in 2015.

Her attorneys used an insanity defense, saying she was in a psychotic state at the time.

Autopsies showed the children died from antihistamine intoxication, but a defense psychiatrist said Moore told him she drowned them while trying to ``baptize them'' after God told her she had to kill them.

A Yale psychiatry professor testified at trial that Moore suffered from schizoaffective disorder during the killings and still suffered from it.