Utah Mom Pleads Guilty to Murdering 6 Newborn Babies Whose Bodies Were Found in Garage

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Megan Huntsman is accused of strangling or suffocated at least six babies immediately after giving birth. (Credit: Pleasant Grove Police)

Megan Huntsman, a Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, pleaded guilty to six counts of murder Thursday, the Utah County attorney confirmed.

In April, Huntsman’s estranged husband found one body while cleaning the garage of the Pleasant Grove home. Police soon found six others. Prosecutors said that one had been stillborn but that Huntsman had killed the rest.

According to court documents, the babies’ bodies had been wrapped in towels or sweaters and packed with plastic wrap in storage boxes, some of which had been sealed shut with electrical tape. The boxes rested against a garage wall. Investigators have said they think she had the babies in a 10-year period, from 1996 to 2006.

Huntsman, 39, told police she had strangled or suffocated the infants and lost count of how many, court documents said.

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