Utah woman accused of murdering seven babies
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:43:39 GMT —
A Utah woman is being held on a $6,000,000 bond after she admitted to police she strangled and suffocated six of her newborn babies immediately after they were born. She said she then wrapped their bodies in a towel or shirt, put them in plastic bags and packed them inside boxes.
Megan Huntsman was arrested Sunday on six counts of murder. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Huntsman said she gave birth to at least seven babies between 1996 and 2006 at her former home in Pleasant Grove.
six of the babies were born alive and the seventh baby was stillborn.
Police Capt. Michael Roberts says officers responded to a call Saturday from Huntsman's estranged husband about a dead infant at the home about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City. Officers then discovered the six other bodies.
Roberts says the man had lived with Huntsman but isn't a person of interest.
Roberts says it isn't clear if she has an attorney.