Meghan Lippiatt has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in a Lancaster court. Lippiatt admitted suffocating her infant son and drowning her 2-year-old son in 2004.
The killing two-year-old Silas and his four-month-old brother Miles occurred weeks after a break-up with her husband.
Lippiatt called 911 and told the operator: “I did something really bad, I just killed my kids.” She later tried to kill herself and left a note which read: “I am sorry, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I am sorry, goodbye, please help me from the grave.”
There is growing interest in allowing greater use of the insanity defense after it was heavily curtailed after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan.
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