Six first-degree murder charges for mother

PROVO, Utah (AP) - 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 said Huntsman is the only suspect in the deaths of the babies.

The seventh dead infant found in the garage appears to have been stillborn, according to authorities.

Investigators believe Huntsman's estranged husband, Darren West, is the babies' father, though they are awaiting DNA results to confirm that. West is not a suspect.

Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail.


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