Sarah Leung, the Vancouver woman convicted of two counts of infanticide, stood up in court Friday and apologized for all the pain and hurt she had caused.
She said she had made bad decisions, was living with unbearable sadness, and realized it would be hard for anyone to trust her.
Defence lawyer Richard Fowler has repeatedly said Leung was mentally “disturbed” both times she delivered the infants into her toilet and disposed of the bodies by wrapping them in plastic bags in 2009 and 2010.
He says she lived in fear of her father, who didn’t approve of sex before marriage.
The now-28-year-old Leung was convicted of infanticide in April.
Fowler doesn’t deny she was “morally” responsible for failing to properly care for the boys.
But he rejects the prosecution’s claim she put herself first because she didn’t want to give up her comfortable life with her parents, instead of living with the man she secretly married in 2009.
Fowler is seeking a sentence of no more than three years. The Crown wants her to spend up to eight years in prison.
The judge has reserved her sentencing decision to Oct. 7.