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‘It Was Either the Drugs and the Alcohol or the Babies — She Couldn’t Afford Both:’ Police Say of Utah Mom Accused in Killings

Megan Huntsman appears in court April 21. She is accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies, plus that of a stillborn, in her garage. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Megan Huntsman appears in court April 21. She is accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies, plus that of a stillborn, in her garage. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

A Utah woman killed six of her babies because she couldn’t raise the children while also supporting her drug and alcohol addictions, police said Tuesday.

The bodies of seven infants were discovered in a garage in Pleasant Grove, near Salt Lake City, in mid-April. Megan Huntsman was charged with six counts of first-degree murder that month.

Huntsman told police she had given birth to “at least seven babies” between 1996 and 2006, according to an affidavit. One was stillborn, and the rest were strangled or suffocated and then hidden in boxes in her garage.

She told police that during those years she was heavily addicted to methamphetamine and alcohol and had to make a choice, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

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