PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborns and hiding their bodies in her garage has been sentenced to up to life in prison.
A judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to 40-year-old Megan Huntsman.
The Pleasant Grove woman told police she was too addicted to meth to care for more children. She pleaded guilty to six counts of murder in February.
The sentence brings closure to a case that sent shockwaves through the quiet, mostly Mormon community where Huntsman stored the tiny bodies for more than a decade.
The small city of Pleasant Grove is south of Salt Lake City.
Authorities say Huntsman’s estranged husband was the babies’ father and found their bodies in April 2014. A seventh baby found in the garage was stillborn.