August 02, 2019
A woman convicted of murdering her two young daughters has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 32 years. 
Louise Porton Jailed For Life For Murdering Her Two Young Daughters
Louise Porton denied killing Lexi Draper and Scarlett Vaughan, but was found guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday after a five week trial. 
The 23-year-old’s children died within 18 days of each other early last year. 
Jurors heard Porton accepted 41 friend requests on a dating app just a day after the first child Lexi died and was described by prosecutors as being “calm and emotionless” following Scarlett’s death.Jailing the 23-year-old on Friday, Mrs Justice Yip, describing the murders as “evil” and “calculated”, said: “These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them.
“Instead you took their young lives away.”
Before sentencing, the judge told the court Porton had “no medical history or mental disorder that goes any way to explaining what happened in this case”.
The judge added: “One way or another you squeezed the life out of each of your daughters, only calling the emergency services when you knew they were dead.
“I am sure at the time of the deaths, you intended to kill each of your daughters.
“Why you did so, only you will know.”
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