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US woman in court over newborn baby killings

Published on Apr 15, 2014 10:48 AM
 
Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested on Sunday and booked into the Utah County Jail on murder charges after officers found seven dead infants at her home. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A US woman accused of killing six of her own newborn babies appeared in court on Monday and was held on US$6 million (S$7.5 million) bail, as police said the alleged killings were impossible to comprehend.

The deaths were "not something that you can wrap your mind around, of how a mother could do something like this," Mike Smith, police chief in the Utah town of Pleasant Grove, told AFP.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested on Sunday and booked into the Utah County Jail on murder charges after officers found seven dead infants at her home.

Police said the investigation revealed that Huntsman had given birth to six of the infants and then killed them during a 10-year period. It remains unclear whether the seventh infant was hers.

 
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