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U.S. Soldier Gets Life for Drowning 2 Children

April 13, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A judge in Mannheim, Germany, sentenced a U.S. soldier to life in prison for drowning her two children in the bathtub.

Spc. Lillie Morgan, 22, of Marksville, La., tearfully acknowledged her guilt before the sentence was read, saying of her children, "The fact is, they are gone and I am the cause."

She was convicted Thursday of premeditated murder in the Sept. 18 drowning of her children Joshua, 3, and Jazmin, 2 months, at a military housing complex in Hanau, near Frankfurt. Morgan, who is eligible for parole in 20 years, will serve her sentence at a Navy prison in San Diego.

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