Preliminary hearing set for woman accused of killing 6 infants

Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 18:52:22-04

PROVO, Utah — A Pleasant Grove woman accused of killing six of her own newborn babies appeared in court Monday to have her preliminary hearing scheduled.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested on April 12 after her estranged husband found a baby’s dead body hidden in the garage of their Pleasant Grove home.

Police say she suffocated or strangled six newborns between 1996 and 2006, and that she was addicted to methamphetamines during that time period.

Fourth District Court Judge Darold McDade scheduled her preliminary hearing for December 11, in which the prosecution team will present just enough evidence to convince the judge that the case merits a trial.

Huntsman is charged with six counts of first-degree murder, one for each baby she is accused of killing.