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Parole hearing in 2064 for mom convicted of killing 6 babies

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Posted at 12:15 PM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 14:15:04-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman convicted of killing six of her babies will not get to ask to be released from prison for another 49 years.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole confirmed to FOX 13 on Friday it had scheduled a parole hearing for Megan Huntsman, 40, in April of 2064. That will be the first time she will be eligible to ask the parole board to be released from prison.

She will be 89 years old at that time.

Hunstman pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborn children from 1996 to 2006 and storing their bodies inside the garage of her Pleasant Grove home, where they were discovered last year. At her sentencing, it was revealed that four of the children were suffocated and two were strangled. She claimed an addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol in her defense.

Megan Huntsman, convicted of killing 6 babies, in a mug shot provided to FOX 13 by the Utah Dept. of Corrections

Megan Huntsman, convicted of killing 6 babies, in a mug shot provided to FOX 13 by the Utah Dept. of Corrections

The Utah County Attorney said after sentencing that Huntsman would probably be “the most prolific serial killer at our Utah State Prison.”