Reports say the little girl was fatally choked after being duct taped and stuffed in a suitcase which was left in a closet for 12 hours. Her body was later dumped in a wooded area.
The girl's brother was also choked and taped to a bathroom broom handle that was left overnight in the woman's bedroom that she shared with the children's biological father. The boy's body was also found in the woods.
The biological mother of the children wept in the courtroom as testimony was heard.
Convicted of killing Chase DeBlase, 3, and Natalie DeBlase, 4, is Heather Leavell-Keaton.
The crime occurred in 2010. The sentence was reported August 22, 2015.
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Heather Leavell-Keaton, the woman who murdered her common law husband's 3-year-old son four years ago, has become the first woman in Mobile County history to be sent to death row.
Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Roderick P. Stout sentenced Leavell-Keaton to death by lethal injection on Thursday following about 75 minutes of remarks.
In his ruling, Stout said that Keaton failed to protect the children from "needless suffering and death and unexplainable malice."
Stout followed the prior sentence recommendation from the jury, which found that Leavell-Keaton intentionally killed Chase DeBlase in 2010, but only recklessly caused the death of his 4-year-old sister, Natalie DeBlase. Prosecutors allege that Leavell-Keaton cooked anti-freeze into the children's food.
Their father, John DeBlase, was convicted on multiple counts of capital murder in the children's deaths in late 2014 and sentenced to death. Two jurors from the John DeBlase trial and five jurors from the Leavell-Keaton trial attended the hearing.
Leavell-Keaton, who kept her hair in a braided ponytail, displayed no emotion during her sentencing.
According to prosecutors, the little girl was choked fatally in March 2010 after being duct-taped and placed in a suitcase which was set in a closet for 12 hours. Her body was later dumped in a wooded area near Citronelle.
Chase died in June 2010, having been taped to a broom handle and left in the corner of the couple's bedroom overnight. He was also choked to death, according to testimony, and his body was found in the woods outside Vancleave, Miss.
Corrine Heathcock, John DeBlase's ex-wife and the biological mother of both children, began to sob hysterically and had to leave the courtroom when Stout read the horrific facts of the case.
Following the hearing, Corinne DeBlase said that Chase and Natalie "are in a better place right now."
Prosecutors claimed that Leavell-Keaton was jealous of Natalie and bristled when friends and family members called her a princess. Chase was murdered shortly after he began asking where Natalie was.
"We believe that Heather Keaton ... is a domineering, manipulative, deceitful and morally unhinged woman," said Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich. "Her actions are worthy of the death penalty."
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