Pic shows: Gary Clarence arrives at the Old Bailey today surrounded by legal advisers as his wife was sentenced for killing their three children.
Tania Clarence, 42, the wife of an investment banker living in south-west London, will not now face trial and is due to be sentenced next month when she is likely to face a hospital order.
Clarence, a mother-of-four, left three notes before allegedly smothering her four-year-old daughter, Olivia, and twin sons Ben and Max, aged three, while her husband, Gary, 43, was overseas. All three children had spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, a life-limiting progressive disease which can cause fatal respiratory problems.
Clarence then tried to kill herself but was found by the family’s nanny and a neighbour.
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