UPDATE: Police say Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

By: Associated Press / KAKE News - Email
By: Associated Press / KAKE News - Email
Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

39 year-old Megan Huntsman has been booked into jail on 6 counts of murder. (courtesy ABC News)

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Pleasant Grove, Utah -- Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies at her home and that all but one of them were born alive.

She said she killed them immediately after they were born, and put their bodies inside boxes. The statement said each baby was wrapped in either a towel or a shirt, and placed in a plastic bag.

Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail -- $1 million for each baby she's accused of killing.


Previous story:

Police in Utah have arrested a woman in connection to the deaths of 7 infants.

ABC affiliate KTVX reports that police responded to a home Saturday after receiving the report of a dead baby in her residence. That lead to a search warrant, where investigators recovered an additional six infant bodies, packaged in separate containers.

Police say the woman gave birth to the infants over a 10-year period and killed them. The woman, 39-year-old Megan Huntsman, has been booked into jail on 6 counts of murder.


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