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A 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of killing three of her babies after their bodies were discovered in the family freezer by her grown children looking for pizza, police said Monday.
That woman has denied killing the babies.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
reply to post by LostNemesis
You have a point. I suppose I should reserve *my* judgement until the autopsy is complete
However, im finding it hard to believe 3 stillborns. And why freeze them?????? WTF? At least burry them
Guess we will have to wait and see
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
but maybe they didn't know what to do with the bodies, so while they plan out what to do, they put them in the freezer, so they don't start to "stink"
[edit on 5-5-2008 by _Phoenix_]
A newspaper dated December 1988 was found with one, suggesting they may have sat in the freezer for almost 20 years, police said.
The three infants are believed to have been born alive
An autopsy that began Tuesday in Germany on three girl babies found dead in a home freezer showed that at least one of the newborns had been born alive, raising the likelihood that the mother will face homicide charges. Prosecutors in the city of Siegen said pathologists had established that the infant had been "viable," not stillborn.
The mother, 44, who was being held in a prison hospital wing, was described Tuesday as distressed. Police said they would not begin questioning her till cleared to do so by doctors.
The woman lived with her 47-year-old electrician husband and three children aged 18 to 24 in a detached house in the quiet village of Wenden, east of Cologne. Neighbours described the family as polite and reserved.
A son found the three tiny bodies in the family freezer when he and his sister cleared out old food past its use-by date while the parents were away for the weekend. The family turned the mother in to police.
The infant bodies were found wrapped in bloodstained towels and covered with newspapers, one dated December 1988.
The autopsy in the city of Dortmund found no sign of external injury or malformation on the first baby checked. Tissue samples were taken for toxicological tests later. Autopsies on the other two bodies would proceed Wednesday.
In the worst case, a woman was convicted of manslaughter in 2006 and sentenced to the maximum 15 years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies and burying them in flower pots and a fish tank in the garden of her parents' home near the German-Polish border.
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
For nearly 20 years? Surely after that time you would think of something.
The mother told the court she gave birth to the babies when she was 16, 17, 19, but claimed they were stillborn. The court refused to accept this and convicted her of manslaughter.
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
I am still waiting for some reason asto why they were frozen, but at least the 'mother' has been officially charged now.