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Mother in court over baby deaths

A US woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage has appeared in court.

Attorneys for 39-year-old Megan Huntsman postponed until October a decision about whether to request an evidence hearing in her case.

Police in Utah say Huntsman was heavily into a meth addiction when she strangled or suffocated the infants. The killings took place from 1996 to 2006.

Police say she was not worried about the babies' health, but simply did not want to care for them.

Her lawyer Anthony Howell has declined to comment on the allegations.

Authorities think a seventh baby found in her garage was stillborn.

Huntsman is in jail on six million US dollars bail, charged with six counts of first-degree murder. She has not yet entered a plea.


From Belfast Telegraph