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Mother charged in deaths of her two toddlers

RCMP arrested and charged the mother of two children found dead in their Millet home with two counts of second-degree murder on Monday.

The case that is getting international media attention is still under investigation.

RCMP K Division’s Cpl. Wayne Oakes said Allyson Louise McConnell, 31, will remain under 24-hour supervision or guard in an Edmonton-area medical facility until she is deemed medically able to be transferred to a correctional facility.

“Investigators have gone through a process of speaking with Ms. McConnell and that took place prior to the charges being sworn,” Oakes said.

“There will have to be consultation with medical personnel to ensure that, medically speaking, there would be no apparent risks to her being transferred to such a facility.”

The bodies of 10-month-old Jayden McConnell and two-year-old Connor McConnell were discovered by a family member on Feb. 1 in their home located at 5107-52 St. in Millet.

“Based on grounds that our investigators obtained, they did have reasons to swear the two charges against Allyson McConnell, the mother of the two children,” Oakes said.

“She’s the only person in custody; she’s the only person facing charges. At this point in time, based on where the investigation stands today, they do not anticipate any additional charges.”
McConnell will make her first court appearance on March 16 in Wetaskiwin provincial court.

“We do continue to appeal to the public for any information that may relate to this,” Oakes said. “That’s in an effort to ensure that we do not overlook anything, that investigators are thorough and diligent and cover every potential avenue of investigation that’s possible.”