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Lianne Smith murder trial: Day 3

Lianne Smith on Day three of her trial Photo:

Lianne Smith in court on day three of her trial. The jury will hear from doctors and psychiatrists and the case will be summed up this afternoon.

The 45 year old has admitted smothering her two children; five-year-old Rebecca and 11-month-old Daniel, with a plastic bag at the Miramar Hotel in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in May 2010.

She is on trial at the Provincial Court in Girona, north-east Spain, so a jury can determine whether she is criminally responsible for the children's deaths.

Her defence is seeking an acquittal, claiming she was in a state of "psychiatric disturbance" and suffering insurmountable fear when the tragedy happened. If found guilty, she faces a total of 38 years in prison.

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