A BRITISH woman who killed her young son and daughter in a Spanish hotel room has been found guilty of their murders.
Lianne Smith, 45, had admitted smothering 11-month-old Daniel and five-year-old Rebecca with a plastic bag at the Miramar Hotel in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in May 2010.
But a jury at the Provincial Court in Girona, north-east Spain, found her guilty of murder charges after deciding she was criminally responsible for the children’s deaths.
Smith remained calm when the verdict was read out, then Victor Pillado Quintas, for the prosecution, asked for her to be jailed for a total of 34 years.
A written sentence is expected in the coming weeks.
The murders took place shortly after Smith’s partner, Martin Smith, was arrested in Barcelona.
The family had been living in Spain since 2007 after fleeing Staffordshire because Smith’s eldest daughter by her first husband accused Mr Smith of raping her.
In December 2010 , Martin Smith was found guilty of sexually abusing Sarah Richardson, who waived her right to anonymity.
Last January, the 46-year-old was found hanged in his cell at Strangeways Prison.
After her partner was deported to the UK, Smith thought British social services were in Spain to take her children away.
The court heard that after spending two days with Daniel and Rebecca at the Miramar, Smith suffocated them as they slept on the night of May 17, 2010.