Utah woman receives maximum sentence for each death of her 6 newborns

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PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies inside her garage was back in court Monday. Megan Huntsman, 39, received the maximum sentence of 5 years to life for each of the six counts of first degree murder. Three of the charges to run consecutively and three charges to run concurrently. Utah County attorney says Huntsman will serve at least 30 years in prison.

Huntsman claims she was on drugs and didn’t want to care for the babies. She admits to strangling and suffocating six of her babies right after they were born. Her ex-husband discovered their bodies in April 2014.

Back in February, Huntsman pleaded guilty to six counts of first degree murder in Provo’s 4th District Court. She now faced up to life in prison for each charge. Investigators said the tiny bodies were wrapped up in boxes inside a garage of Huntsman’s former Pleasant Grove home. Prosecutors said the behavior is inexcusable.

“With the number of children she killed and the heinousness of this offense, the Board of Pardons has a life sentence, six life sentences to work with. We will be very shocked if she ever gets out,” said Jeff Buhman, Utah Co. District Attorney.

Huntsman also has three living daughters, between the ages of 13 and 20 years old. Her sentencing is scheduled to begin Monday at 1:00 p.m.


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