PROVO, Utah - Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against a Utah woman accused of killing six babies after giving birth to them, and keeping their bodies in boxes in her garage.
The charges were filed Monday morning shortly before 39-year-old Megan Huntsman appeared in court for the second time. She was informed of the charges during the brief hearing.
Prosecutors say Huntsman is the only suspect in the deaths of the babies. They say a seventh dead infant found in the garage appears to have been stillborn.
Huntsman told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City.
-- Arrest Warrant: http://www.scribd.com/doc/218154327/Arrest-Warrant-for-Megan-Huntsman
Her estranged husband, Darren West, made the discovery with fellow family members while cleaning out the garage of the house, which is owned by his parents.
West called police, who then found more bodies in the garage.
Investigators believe Wes, is the babies' father, though they are awaiting DNA results to confirm that. Officers said West is not a suspect.
Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail.
Authorities say they think they know her motive, but they have declined to reveal it publicly.
Huntsman's three daughters - one teenager and two young adults - also lived in the house.