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Utah mother, accused of killing 6 of her babies over 10 years, was hooked on meth: Police

Published on Jul 9, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court in Provo, Utah, April 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SALT LAKE CITY (REUTERS) - A Utah mother accused of killing six of her newborn infants over the course of a decade told investigators she had been suffering from methamphetamine and alcohol addiction that left her with no means to support or care for the babies, the police said on Tuesday.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was charged in April with first-degree murder in the deaths of the six newborns who police say she has admitted to strangling or suffocating just after their births between 1996 and 2006 in a rare case of serial infanticide.

The infants' remains were found wrapped in old towels, shirts and plastic bags and stuffed inside cardboard boxes in the garage of Huntsman's former home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, a suburb just north of Provo.

The body of a seventh infant was found disposed of in the same way, but the authorities say that child was stillborn.

 
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