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Mother Who Drove Children Into Lake 'Almost Certain' To Be Deported, Judge Rules

Akon Guode pleaded guilty to killing three of her children.

03/02/2017 12:36 PM AEDT | Updated 03/02/2017 2:27 PM AEDT
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Akon Guode's four-year-old twins Madit and Hanger, and one-year-old son Bol died in the tragedy.

Melbourne mother Akon Guode, who admitted to killing her three youngest children after driving her car into a lake, is likely to be deported after serving jail time.

On Friday Justice Lex Lasry reportedly said it was "almost a certainty" Guode, 37, would be ordered to return to South Sudan as the mother of seven listened through an Arabic interpreter. Guode reportedly showed little emotion when told at the Victorian Supreme Court, according to AAP.

The news comes after the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to the murder of her four-year-old twins Madit and Hanger, one-year-old son Bol, and attempted murder of her six-year-old daughter Aluel in January.

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In April 2015, Guode drove her car into a lake in Wyndham Vale which killed three of her children.

At the time Guode was charged with two counts of murder, one count of infantcide and one count of attempted murder.

In April 2015, the 37-year-old drove into a lake in Wyndham Vale with the children, and in June a court heard she was unwell and experiencing dizzy spells.

The children's father, Joseph Manyang also reportedly told the court Guode was a "loving mother".

"We were good. We loved each other, we loved the kids," Manyang said.

Guode came to Australia in 2006 after fleeing war-torn Sudan with her three oldest children. Her first husband died in Sudan.

The case will return to court on March 8 for submissions on Guode's sentencing.

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