The woman who was convicted of second degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter has been sentenced to life in prison today.
Elaine Biddersingh will have no chance to apply for parole for 16 years.
Melonie Biddersingh was 17 when she died. Her body was found in a burning suitcase in a parking lot, north of Toronto, back in 1994.
Her remains were not identified until 2011.
Elaine Biddersingh was found guilty in June. Her husband, and Melonie’s father, Everton, was found guilty earlier this year of first degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Earlier in the sentencing hearing Elaine Biddersingh yelled out for “Jesus” and called the judge and jury “evil” and “wicked.”
She also yelled out that she “didn’t do anything” and “this is foolishness” before the judge ordered her to remain quiet.
The judge said Elaine has not displayed any remorse for what she did to Melonie.
The judge also said Everton and Elaine crushed Melonie’s dreams with cruel, callous, and relentless abuse.
The judge found that while Elaine was also abused by Everton from time to time, she was not under his control or passive in the abuse of the kids
A second degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence, however the court has some say on parole eligibility.
Prosecutors have argued Elaine spend 18-22 years in prison before having a shot at parole; her defense team had asked for 10 years.
**Sketch via Global News