A MUM accused of smothering her two children to death was heard to rant “Harry, where are you? There you are. Peekaboo! I’m going to kill you.”
Hospital staff overheard Fiona Donnison after she had earlier staggered into a police station with a cut on her left wrist and said: “I’ve killed my children,” a court heard yesterday.
They 45-year-old former city worker, who had taken an overdose of sleeping tablets, then let out a horrific scream and fainted.
After a frantic 45-minute search police found the bodies of Harry, three, and Elise, two, hidden in sport holdalls in the boot of Donnison’s Nissan Note.
Harry was dressed in Roary the Racing Car pyjamas and Elise in a pink romper suit.
A jury at Lewes crown court heard how she had probably smothered them while they slept at home in Lightwater, Surrey.
Donnison, 45, then drove 90 miles, with their bodies in the car, to her ex-partner’s house in Heathfield in East Sussex.
She broke into the house and, armed with knives, waited for Paul Donnison, 48, to return.
When he didn’t show, she walked to Heathfield police station on January 27 and made her chilling confession. Christine Laing QC, prosecuting, said Donnison killed her children to wreak the “ultimate revenge” on their dad because he had recently started a relationship with an old schoolfriend, Alison Shimmens.
She said Donnison had tried to ruin his life by making a false assault allegation, trying to take the family home and by stopping him from seeing the children.
Donnison also left a suicide note to her two teenage sons from her previous marriage.
Part of it said: “By the time you have received this I will have gone to be with Harry, Elise and Mia. (The Donnisons’ first child who died from a suspected cot death in April 2004.)
“I am so sorry that Paul made your lives so miserable. He was a bad choice for all of you.”
Donnison, who claims she was suffering from depression and has no memory of the events, denies murder. The trial continues.