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Mother kills her 6 babies because she was too busy doing drugs

By Mason White 10:42 AM July 9, 2014
Megan Huntsman 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A mother who killed her children, told police that she was too busy doing drugs to raise her children, police in Utah said.

The drug addicted mother killed six of her newborns and stored their bodies in a garage.

39-year-old Megan Huntsman, strangled or suffocated the infants after they were born, Pleasant Grove Police said. She was not worried about the potential health problems caused by her drug abuse during pregnancy, and she did not want to take care of them.

Investigators also found a seventh dead baby, but they believe that the infant was stillborn. Huntsman is being held in the Utah County Jail, and her bail was set at $6 million.

She was charged with six counts of first-degree murder. Darren West, the woman’s estranged husband, spent more than eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of methamphetamine possession.

He was released several months ago. West made the gruesome discovery while cleaning out the garage of the house he had shared with Huntsman.

He told police that he found a dead baby in a small white box covered with electrical tape. The other newborns were wrapped in towels, shirts or within individual boxes in the garage.

West is not a suspect in the deaths. DNA results revealed that seven babies were full term, and five were girls and two were boys.

These tests also confirmed that West was the biological father of the children.