A monster mum who murdered her two young daughters as they "got in the way of her sex life" has today been jailed for life.
Louise Porton, 23, "deliberately interfered with the breathing" of three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan at their home.
A court heard the wicked mother had an X-rated lifestyle, which involved offering men sex in exchange for money, and she saw her kids as a "burden".
A jury of ten men and two women found her guilty of both murders yesterday after a five-week trial.
After she was sentenced today at Birmingham Crown Court, the girls' heartbroken dad said "he hated her" and he'll "never be the same person".
She'll spend a minimum of 32 years in jail.
The part-time model, from Rugby, Warwickshire, killed the girls in just 18 days after obstructing their airways.
Sentencing Porton, Judge Justice Amanda Yip said: "There is only one sentence that is a mandatory life sentence.
"As with Lexi you tried to pass her death off as an unexpected natural death.
"You pretended you were driving to hospital.
"The truth is both children died because you deliberately obstructed their air ways. Text menages and internet searches done on your mobile phone reveal a degree of pre-meditation. I am sure you were responsible for the events that Led to Lexi’s admission to hospital
"Your internet searching was sinister. You delayed calling for an ambulance until you were sure she was dead.
"The murder of any child by a mother involves the process of abuse of trust. They ought to have relied on their mother to look after them.
"It is not a case of a young mother doing something in the heat of the moment. The evidence shows calculated decisions. In between the deaths you carried on as normal.
She added: "One way or another you squeezed the life out of your daughters. Why you did so only you know. Your actions have devastated so many lives.
"Lexi and Scarlett had so much to offer to their wider family but you took all of that away. Injuries raise concerns you may have assaulted them on other occasions. The incident on January 4 was life threatening, you are still young.
"No doubt there were pressures on you. However, that cannot begin to explain what you did.
"The evidence offers no real reason other than that you decided to end their lives."
Lexi was found unconscious at her home after being suffocated in the early hours of January 15 last year and later died in hospital.
Her little sister Scarlett passed away after falling ill on February 1 as a result of having her neck compressed.
Chilling footage shows the tragic children's final moments.
Porton stopped at a garage for petrol while she was taking Scarlett to hospital , even though her daughter was dying in the back seat.
Another clip released by the Crown Prosecution Service shows Porton cradling Scarlett as she carries her up a flight of stairs at a hotel in Rugby.
And in audio from a 999 call to emergency services, twisted Porton can be heard calmly telling the operator that Lexi is not breathing.
The court previously heard how the model would offer sexual favours to men she met on dating and modelling sites when she was low on cash or had not received her benefit payments.
On one occasion she even offered a photographer sex in exchange for money while Lexi was seriously ill in hospital and sent him topless snaps.
She sent explicit selfies to another man writing: "'If you put enough in we can meet and I will f**k you. Should fund my shopping."
Following the death of Lexi, Porton had remained "particularly unemotional and detached”, according to the paramedics who attended the scene.
The callous mum even suggested Lexi may have suffered the injuries which led to her death by hitting herself on the head with toys.
She was heard laughing on the phone as she 'Facetimed' on a man at an undertakers while arranging Lexi's funeral.
Porton also messaged her sister Karen about giving the girls sleeping drugs and how she would leave the kids alone to "go and f**k lads."
She also made searches on her phone including: "For how long after drowning can someone be resuscitated?", "How long does it take a dead body to go cold up to the shoulder?" and "five weird things that happen after you die".
Oliver Saxby QC, prosecuting, told the court: "It is hard not to draw the conclusion that, for the defendant, at times, her two children got in the way of her doing what she wanted, when she wanted and with whom she wanted.
"When in due course an investigation into the deaths of Lexi and Scarlett was launched, police seized the defendant’s phone and were able to piece together something of the life she was leading.
"Putting it simply and I hope neutrally, this wasn’t a life in which caring for her two young children, indeed, having two young children to care for, always easily fitted.
"The overwhelming inference is that Lexi and Scarlett died because someone deliberately interfered with their breathing.
"That someone can only have been this defendant."
Andrew Smith QC, defending, said: "I recognise the profound effects of the loss of Scarlett and Lexi.
"It is accepted that the appropriate starting point is, in this case, one of 30 years. We accept the vulnerability of Lexi and Scarlett and the abuse of a position of trust.
"Her age is a substantial factor in deciding the minimum term.She is someone without previous convictions.There was no evidence of neglect or hostility over a long period of time.
"There is no substantial explanation I can offer."
Speaking after Porton was convicted, Detective Superintendent Pete Hill, of Warwickshire Police, said after the case: "I will never be able to understand why Louise Porton murdered her children; Lexi and Scarlett.
"It is clear from the evidence that Porton tried to kill her daughter, Lexi, on at least two occasions prior to her death on January 15, 2018.
"Not content with killing one of her children she did exactly the same to her other daughter, Scarlett, on February 1, 2018.
"She has lied repeatedly to friends, family and professionals to cover her tracks.
"At no point throughout the whole investigation has she ever shown any real signs of emotion.
"Our thoughts are with the families of Lexi and Scarlett. I'm sure today's outcome will do little to heal their pain, but I hope they can take some comfort.
"I would also like to thank the medical professionals who provided expert opinion on the case, without their support a successful prosecution would not have been possible."
In a heartbreaking statement, Chris Draper, Lexi's and Scarlett's dad, said: "I am broken. I will never be the same person. I just keep asking myself why did Louise do something so evil to my beautiful daughters.
"They were just an inconvenience to you. Why did she not give them to me?
"Because of Louise I will never be able to hear their voices.
"Louise deprived me of my daughters. I never met Scarlett. That pain will live with me forever.
"I hate Louise. No punishment will ever be enough. I now have depression and anxiety.
"I constantly think about the girls."
A previous statement read: "When we lost Lexi we were heartbroken and couldn't believe she had gone.
"Then we were devastated to hear about Scarlett.
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