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Utah mom accused of killing 6 babies goes to court


By MICHELLE L. PRICE

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborns and packing their bodies away in her garage over a decade appeared in briefly in court Monday before a judge pushed back a planned hearing.

Attorneys for 39-year-old Megan Huntsman said in Utah's 4th District Court that they needed more time before deciding whether they wanted to request a review of evidence in the case.

Defense attorney Anthony Howell said Huntsman's legal team is bringing on a medical expert to help review evidence but that expert would not be available until August.

Huntsman appeared in court wearing a forest green jail jumpsuit with her wrists shackled at the waist. She kept her head down, with her long, brown hair draped over her shoulders.

She is due back in court on Oct. 20.

Huntsman is in jail on $6 million bail, charged with six counts of first-degree murder. She has not yet entered a plea.

Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman told reporters after court Monday that prosecutors have not had any discussions about a possible plea deal.

Earlier this month, police for the first time revealed a suspected motive when they said Huntsman had a a meth addiction when she strangled or suffocated the infants from 1996 to 2006.

Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Huntsman did not want to care for them.

Her attorney, Howell, has declined to comment on the allegations.

Authorities think a seventh baby found in her Pleasant Grove garage was stillborn.

Huntsman's estranged husband, Darren West, discovered the infants' bodies on April 12 while cleaning out the home they had shared.

West lived with Huntsman during the 10 year period the children were killed. He went to prison in 2006 and is not considered a suspect in the deaths.

Investigators have said they don't know how he could not have known about the seven pregnancies or deaths but they don't plan to question him further.

DNA results have revealed that all seven babies were full term and West was the biological father of the infants.

Police: Utah Mom Killed Six Infants Over Meth

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Georgia A McD July 21 2014 at 4:11 PM

But it's okay if she kills them before they're born???? really??? Think about it. Murder is murder.

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mgt0331 July 21 2014 at 3:06 PM

They want a review of evidence???? This physco needs to get the needle and stop wasting tax payer money on the sh%t bird. No help, no counceling, no College degree in jail, kill the Bit*h and end it.

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lmao4891 July 21 2014 at 4:10 PM

Owhammy will pardon Ms. Huntsman she is definitely his kind of Dumbocrat.

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alphaome4 lmao4891 July 21 2014 at 4:22 PM

Some think you a fool. Your remark leaves no doubt.

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lmao4891 alphaome4 July 21 2014 at 4:44 PM

MAIYF!

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roseyoungstewart lmao4891 July 21 2014 at 5:01 PM

i noticed you said a similar post a few days ago using that :name" I then told you be careful how you criticize Obama and for you to remember what happened to Christopher Castillo, when he did that.

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CHUCK July 21 2014 at 3:11 PM

This is way too easy. To drag it on is just a waste of tax payers money.

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roseyoungstewart CHUCK July 21 2014 at 5:02 PM

Utah is full of very weaLTHY individuals. Mormon and latter day saints are always in the dough.

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CHUCK roseyoungstewart July 21 2014 at 6:15 PM

Has nothing to do with wasting tax payer money.

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belle8285 July 21 2014 at 5:12 PM

She is totally crazy...no excuses.
LWOP.

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vobox3343 July 21 2014 at 3:44 PM

Let's blame the Meth. The suburban middle-class and their heroin addicts have had such a hard life - No dad in the home; no access to a good education and racial discrimination at every turn. Cry me no river.

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trishholmeide vobox3343 July 21 2014 at 4:31 PM

Think it's time to look back at addiction and lack of moral character rather than just excusing atrocious behaviors because a person has a supposed "disease" and can't help themselves.

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jennifer July 21 2014 at 5:12 PM

This country has just turned the cheeck when it comes to these horrific crimes. no amount of bail should be considered when it comes to murder!! Why do we keep putting up with these sick individuals. Have they ever heard of birth control? You can afford drugs but not protection?

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jktkw July 21 2014 at 6:31 PM

the baby daddy is just as guilty, hang him too

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jewel July 21 2014 at 4:17 PM

do they like her or something..? hang her... maybe they need oooobama"S help.LOOK LIKE SHE IS LOOKING AT HIM.she need's to be put in a hot seat. go ahead give her some heat. if that don't shoot her. just do to her what she did to her kid's. better right???

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theemovado July 21 2014 at 6:53 PM

Freaking evil animal. No surprise here

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