June 19, 2014 12:30 pm
Updated: June 19, 2014 12:40 pm

Sentencing hearing for Vancouver woman found guilty of infanticide set for July

Sketch of Sarah Leung in court.

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A sentencing hearing for a woman convicted of two counts of infanticide against her newborn sons, which was set for this morning has been put over until July 23.

On April 11, Sarah Leung was found guilty in the deaths of her two babies and was ordered to complete a mental health assessment before sentencing.

The 28-year-old Leung was charged with second-degree murder after giving birth to two babies in the toilet of her family’s east Vancouver and then disposing them in plastic bags she tossed in the garbage. She gave birth to her first baby in April 2009 and then again one year later, each time hiding the evidence and telling her boyfriend she had miscarried.

Although Leung was charged with second-degree murder, the jury opted for the lesser charge of infanticide. Her lawyer had argued she was so terrified of being disowned she disposed of the bodies after secretly giving birth.

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