WHEATON, Illinois. – A suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to natural life in prison, without the possibility of parole in the 2012 fatal sting of her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was caring for.
A judge sentenced Elzbieta Plackowska (elz-BEE’-tah plah-KOW’-skuh) Friday. She was convicted in September of killing and deadly for stabbing two dogs.
During the trial, defense attorneys argued Plackowska was suffering from a psychotic episode when she killed the children on Oct. 30, 2012, on the inside of the girl home in Naperville. They say that they would not have killed the children if she was aware of what she was doing.
But the prosecutors say that her comments to the investigators after her arrest indicated otherwise.
The 45-year-old woman remained in custody at the DuPage County Jail since the killings.