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Mother Who Drove Her Three Children Into Lake Sentenced To 26 Years' Jail

Akon Guode pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

Melbourne mother Akon Guode has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for murdering her three children.

The 37-year-old drove her three children -- four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit and 16-month-old Bol -- into a lake at Wyndham Vale in April 2015.

The mother pleaded guilty to the killings, and to the attempted murder of a fourth child -- five-year-old Alual -- who survived after being recovered from the water.

Guode will be required to serve a minimum of 20 years.

Justice Lex Lasry described the crime as "horrendous" in delivering the sentence.

"Your betrayal of their trust was catastrophic," Justice Lasry said, Fairfax Media reported.

Justice Lex Lasry described the crime as "horrendous" in delivering the sentence.
Justice Lex Lasry described the crime as "horrendous" in delivering the sentence.

Guode first arrived in Australia 11 years after fleeing Sudan with her three oldest children.

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