The apparently remorseless Detroit mother who admitted to killing two of her children and hiding their bodies in a deep freezer was sentenced Friday morning to life in prison without parole.
Mitchelle Blair, 36, was allowed to address the Wayne County courtroom and displayed the same anger she has previously shown since her arrest in March in the horrific case.
"As horrendous as everyone thinks I am, that’s fine. But I'm the only one not lying about anything," said Blair, who used her time blasting the fathers of her dead children for being absent in their lives.
Blair was initially charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of premeditated murder and one count of torture in the deaths of her children, Stoni Ann Blair, 13, and Stephen Gage Berry, 9.
In court last month, Blair confessed to abusing and killing Stephen in 2012 and Stoni Ann in 2013, and claimed that she did so because they were sexually assaulting her now-8-year-old son.
Judge Dana Hathaway, in sentencing Blair, told her that the "greatest tragedy" was that she took away her children's chance at a better life.
"They lived in terrible fear of you, and I find that so sad in this case," Hathaway said. "After all is said and done, you imposed the death penalty on your own children."
Blair, who remained stone-faced, responded: "I did."
Still undecided are what will happen to Blair's two other children — the 8-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter. Those children's fathers also fathered Stephen and Stoni Ann, respectively.
They are each trying to win back custody of their children — whom Blair had been taking care of — in court. A decision could be made later this month.