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Married woman kills 8 newborn babies after being impregnated by her own father

By Mason White 4:04 PM June 25, 2015
Dominique Cottrez 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A married woman is on trial for killing 8 of her babies after having sex with her father over many years.

51-year-old Dominique Cottrez of France, who is accused of suffocating eight of her newborn babies, told investigators that she had a long, incestuous relationship with her father.

The babies were discovered in the garden of the family home in Villers-au-Tertre.

The trial of Cottrez, is underway in Douai, after she was arrested on multiple counts of first-degree murder of minors five years ago.

The 51-year-old grandmother faces life in prison if convicted.

Cottrez, who has two grown daughters and several grandchildren, allegedly admitted to investigators that she carried the eight babies to term and then killed them.

Due to her obesity, Cottrez was able to hide the pregnancies from her husband Pierre-Marie Cottrez and her daughters Emeline and Virginia.

Cottrez said that the children were conceived as a result of her incestuous relationship with her father, farmer Oscar Lempereur, which started when she was a child.

In the video below, Cottrez is seen crying in court. Her husband and daughter are also seen in court in support of Dominique.