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Police: Woman admits to strangling or suffocating six newborn babies

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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah –  Pleasant Grove police arrested a woman Saturday who they said admitted to giving birth to at least seven babies, then strangling or suffocating six of them to death immediately after they were born.

 Megan Huntsman, 39, faces six charges of first-degree felony murder in connection with the deaths, all of which allegedly occurred between 1996 and 2006 at her former residence in Pleasant Grove.

According to a probable cause statement, Huntsman told police she also gave birth to a stillborn baby at the home.

Click here to read the probable cause statement. [PDF, 135 KB]

Huntsman made these admissions after she had been read her Miranda rights, the statement said.

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