09/08/2014 04:32 EDT | Updated 11/08/2014 05:59 EST

Sarah Leung Trial: Crown Calls For 8-Year Sentence

VANCOUVER - A Crown prosecutor has called for an eight-year sentence for a Vancouver woman convicted of infanticide in the deaths of her two sons.

Sarah Leung had been charged with two counts of second-degree murder but was convicted in April of the lesser charge for the deaths of her infant boys.

The first boy died in April 2009 and the second in March 2010.

Crown lawyer Sandra Cunningham told the court that Leung should be sentenced to three years for the first death and an additional five years for the death of the second boy.

Leung's lawyer told the court his client was terrified of being disowned by her family so she hid her pregnancies and disposed of the babies' bodies after secretly giving birth.

Police were called after Leung's father found the first child in a plastic bag placed in a garbage can outside the family home. (CKNW, The Canadian Press)