David Fitchett's sons Matthew, 9, and Thomas, 11, were drugged and murdered by their mother in September 2005.
Killer mother Donna Fitchett - twice convicted of killing her two young sons - has been jailed for 27 years.
Fitchett drugged and murdered Thomas, 11, and Matthew, 9, in what she called her greatest act of love at their Balwyn North home in September 2005.
The 51-year-old did not deny she murdered the children but claimed she was not guilty by reason of mental impairment.
A court sketch of Donna Fitchett. Photo: Fay Plamka
She was sentenced today to 27 years with a non-parole period of 18 years.
Fitchett was first convicted in 2008 of murdering her sons and sentenced to 24 years prison with a minimum of 18 years.
She appealed her convictions and was granted a retrial in May, but a jury again found her guilty after she admitted drugging her sons and then strangling one and smothering the other.
Crown prosecutor Gavin Silbert, SC, at an earlier hearing called for Fitchett to receive a life sentence on each murder count.
Mr Silbert said the original sentence had been ‘‘manifestly inadequate’’ and had been under Crown appeal when the retrial was granted.
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