Family Court and Children’s Aid – Enabling Child Murder
When false accusations eventually failed to continue alienating their father (with the assistance of Family Court and Children’s Aid); Frances Elaine Campione murdered her two children to keep them from their father.
The trial is in progress and expected to last 8 weeks.
distraught wife had accused her husband of abusing her.”
Campione charged her husband with assault, a case that was supposed to go to court the day after police were called to her Barrie apartment and discovered her children’s murders. Francis Elaine Campione was hospitalized twice for psychiatric problems and each time the Children’s Aid Society took charge of the children, then released them back to her.
October 2006, Bitter custody fight preceded death of two daughters
After more than a year of barely seeing his two daughters, Leonardo Campione appeared to have been on the verge of more regular visits with Serena, 3, and Sophia, 1, when they turned up dead in his estranged wife’s apartment.
The 35-year-old construction worker was still facing criminal charges for allegedly beating his wife and slapping Serena – charges he denies.
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The videotape found in the bedroom showed footage from the night of Oct. 2, 2006 of the sisters playing and colouring, Meijers said. The tape was turned off at 8:39 p.m. and at that point “Serena and Sophia were very much alive,”
Then at 9:27 p.m. the video camera is turned back on and Campione is sitting alone on a couch facing the camera and talks about her hatred for her estranged husband, how “there is no way I could have them with you,” and states that God is taking care of them.
The camera is turned on again at 8:19 a.m. on Oct. 3 and Campione, sitting in the same spot, tells the camera she tried to overdose but it didn’t work. The camera is turned on again soon after
“It’s morning and our babies are in heaven,” Meijers quoted Campione as saying.
The jury also heard a recording of a call at 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 4 made to police — on an administrative line and not 911 — in which Campione states in a quiet voice, “My children are dead.”