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A woman who murdered her two children in a Spanish hotel room has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Lianne Smith, 45, had admitted smothering 11-month-old Daniel and five-year-old Rebecca with a plastic bag at Mirmar Hotel in Loret de Mar on the Costa Brava in May 2010.
Smith has been jailed 15 years for each of the murders.
A woman is facing more than 30 years in jail after being convicted of the deaths of her two young children.
Lianne Smith who is from Wallsend and lived in Carlisle was found criminally responsible by a jury over the deaths of the youngsters in a Spanish hotel room in 2010.
The jury is still deliberating in the trial of Lianne Smith who is facing more than 30 years in a Spanish jail for the deaths of her two children.
The 45 year old has admitted killing her children two years ago.
Hannah Lomas sent this report from the trial in Girona, North East Spain.
The jury in the trial of Lianne Smith will retire to consider its verdict this morning.
The 45 year faces more than 30 years in jail if it's decided she's criminally responsible for killing her two young children.
A court has heard a Midlands mother on trial for murdering her two children in Spain had 'the time and means to kill herself' - if she had wanted to.
Lianne Smith, claims she had attempted suicide several times after suffocating her two young children with a plastic bag.
Hannah Lomas sent this report from the trial in Girona, Northern Spain.
A police officer has described how a mother appeared 'calm and normal' after killing her two young children in a Spanish hotel room. Lianne Smith, has admitted suffocating her 11-month old son and five-year-old daughter after moving to Spain from Lichfield in 2007.
They fled to the country when her partner Martin Smith was accused of sexually abusing a young girl. Her defence are contesting double murder by saying she was not in a fit mental state at the time. Hannah Lomas sent this report from court in Girona in Spain.
Full report by Hannah Lomas on the trial of Lianne Smith in Girona in Spain. She's admitted asphyxiating her two young children with a plastic bag in a Spanish holiday resort.