1. Mum found guilty of hiding the bodies of six babies in a storage locker.
Andrea Giesbrecht guilty of hiding six dead infants in locker https://t.co/U0Jl3mohQb
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A 42-year-old Canadian woman has been found guilty of disposing of the remains of six infants in a storage locker, BBC reports.
Each charge given to Andrea Giesbrecht carries a sentence of up to two years in jail.
The remains of the infants – believed to be Giesbrecht’s own children – were found in October 2014 by employees who were cleaning out the storage locker.
Children’s toys, infant’s clothing and blankets were also found alongside the remains.
Evidence presented at trial left “no doubt” that she had concealed her pregnancies and the resulting delivery of the six children, Judge Murray Thompson said.
Investigators were unable to determine the cause of death of the infants, but Judge Thompson said that medical evidence suggested “they were likely born alive”. Medical records also suggested that the woman did not see a doctor during any of her six pregnancies.
“All of her actions lead to one conclusion – that Giesbrecht was aware that these children were likely to have been born alive and she wished to conceal the fact of their birth,” Judge Thompson said.
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