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Mother arrested in deaths of her two daughters

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    http://www.montrealgazette.com/story_print.html?id=1451606&sponsor= Laval police arrest mom of dead girls   The Gazette, Montreal, Canada April 1, 2009 8:21
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2009
      Laval police arrest mom of dead girls
      The Gazette, Montreal, Canada April 1, 2009 8:21 AM
      MONTREAL — Police in Laval, Que., have arrested the mother of two young girls found dead Tuesday afternoon at their home in Duvernay.
      Adele Sorella, 43, is under observation in a hospital and could be charged later today in connection with the homicides, police said.
      Her daughters, aged 8 and 9, were found dead about 4:30 p.m.
      Police have not released their names, but the media have identified the girls’ names as Amanda and Sabrina.
      Their father, Giuseppe De Vito, is currently being sought by the RCMP on drug trafficking charges. De Vito has been untraceable since November 2006.
      Police were called to the home Tuesday afternoon by family members, who had stopped by to visit and found the girls’ bodies.
      The girls had likely been dead for a few hours, Laval Const. Nathalie Lorrain said.
      Autopsies will be performed to determine cause of deaths, Lorrain said.
      “There were no signs of struggle in the house,” she said. “The bodies showed no signs of violence.”
      When police arrived at the home, Sorella was absent and her car was missing.
      Family members told police Sorella had been “feeling a bit depressed” in recent days, Lorrain said.
      A police search for the mother ended about 3 a.m. Wednesday when Sorella’s car smashed into a utility pole in Laval.
      Investigators are trying to determine whether the woman lost control of her car or hit the pole intentionally, Lorrain said.
      Sorella was not injured in the accident, police said.
      Laval is about five kilometres from Montreal.
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