(WJBK) - An Oakland County mother was sentenced Thursday for killing her own developmentally disabled son and infant granddaughter.
The victims got some measure of justice but may never truly know why the horrific crime happened.
"You are pure evil. You will enter prison at the bottom of humanity. I hope you burn in Hell," said her ex-husband, Andrew Gailey.
At her Oxford Township home back in 2014, police say Sylvia Majewska slashed her son Daryne Gailey's throat and beat his 7-month-old Charley Hendrick to death. Sylvia slashed her own wrists but was found by her ex-husband the next day.
"In hindsight I wish I would've gotten to the house two hours later, and you would've bled out. You are vengeful and evil," Andrew said.
Prosecutors read a statement from Charley's mother about the moment she learned her life would never be the same.
"Two detectives arrived at my house. After answering a few questions, they told us Daryne and Charley were dead. I fell to the floor screaming. I don't remember much of the rest of the day, but my brain was telling me that I needed to get her forever outfit ready for her," she said.
Majewska rambled for several minutes when given the chance to speak. She took credit for raising her four kids and putting them through college, bad-mouthed Charley's mother, and blamed her poor mental state for what happened.
"I just reached a breaking point where it was impossible and it did something to me - I broke," she said.
The judge was clearly unsettled.
"What I really heard was defense council expressing regret and remorse on behalf of the defendant. What I heard from the defendant is a lot about her and what she did throughout her life. At thevery end we got to the point about feeling sorry.
In the end, the judge stuck to the plea agreement and sentenced Majewski to at least 25 years. The 68-year-old won't be eligible for release until she's in her 90s.