Mother found guilty of hiding the remains of six babies bodies in a storage locker.
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The 42-year-old Canadian woman refused a DNA test, but investigating police performed one with a warrant, using a sanitary napkin from her home. She was shown to have given birth to all the infants.
“All of these children were likely born alive. There is no evidence of complications in these pregnancies,” Judge Murray Thompson said in finding Andrea Giesbrecht guilty of six counts of concealing the body of a dead child. Each count carries up to two years in prison, reports 9 news.
Ms Giesbrecht was not charged with murder. Due to decomposition authorities were unable to determine the causes of death.
The discovery of the remains came in October 2014 after Ms Giesbrecht failed to pay rent on her storage area. Staff readying to auction off the contents made the tragic discovery.
Ms Giesbrecht did not see a doctor during any of the six pregnancies. Children’s toys, children and infants’ clothing and blankets were found alongside the remains in the locker, reports BBC news.
“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.”
She pleaded not guilty.
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