Elaine Biddersingh, accused in the death of her step daughter in the 1990’s, has been found guilty of second degree murder.
Melonie Biddersingh’s remains were found in a burning suitcase in 1994, however the 17 year old remained unidentified until 2011, when Elaine, a deeply religious woman, told a pastor that the girl had died like a dog.
Melonie moved from Jamaica to Canada in 1991, to live with her father and stepmother, however once here she suffered prolonged abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother.
The court heard that Melonie was severely malnourished and had 21 fractures at the time of her death.
Elaine Biddersingh had pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree murder.
Her conviction, coming just months after her husband, Everton Biddersingh was found guilty of first degree murder in his daughters death.