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Police: Woman Killed Six of Her Own Babies, Hid Bodies in Garage

Posted on | April 14, 2014 | 23 Comments

Accused Utah baby killer Megan Huntsman

Shocking news from Utah:

A mother gave birth to seven babies while hiding the pregnancy from her husband and strangled them to death immediately after they were born, authorities said today.
The infants’ dead bodies were found hidden in cardboard boxes in 39-year-old Megan Huntsman’s garage by her estranged husband.
Huntsman, 39, is accused of killing her babies after giving birth to the children between 1996 and 2006, investigators said. She admitted strangling six of them and wrapping their bodies in towels before hiding them at home. The other child was not alive when it was born.
Her husband Darren West is believed to have been living with her at the time of the killings, and found the bodies this month after returning home following a prison sentence for drug offences.
Huntsman also has three daughters — one teenager and two young adults — who lived at the house.

(Hat tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.) You can do the math. If Huntsman is now 39, she was no more than 22 when she first killed one of her babies in 1996, by which time she was already a mother of three young girls. How old was she when she first gave birth?

A crime like this will likely involve some very weird background.



23 Responses to “Police: Woman Killed Six of Her Own Babies, Hid Bodies in Garage”

  1. fireandreamitchell
    April 14th, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    is she related to Jon?

  2. M. Thompson
    April 14th, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    The eyes, they’re just SHOWING the crazy.

  3. Kirby McCain
    April 14th, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    There’s crazy and then there’s Megan Huntsman.

  4. texlovera
    April 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    That is a helluva lotta evil….

  5. Dana
    April 14th, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    Hey, what’s all the fuss about? These were just late term abortions!

    The evil patriarchy is to blame, for not providing the money to pay for abortions before birth, and shaming women who do have them. Mrs Huntsman was simply trying to avoid shaming her husband and herself, which doubtlessly would have occurred had she been observed walking into the offices of the good and noble Planned Parenthood.

    Stacy McCain, this is all your fault, yours and the rest of the cisheteronormative Christianist patriarchal oppressors!

  6. Dana
    April 14th, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Showing the crazy? No, that’s more of an , “Oh, feces! What have I gotten myself into?” expression.

  7. Dana
    April 14th, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    But, snarkiness aside, how is what Mrs Huntsman is accused of doing qualitatively different from what State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX) or Amanda Marcotte or NARAL or a whole bunch of our friends on the left support?

    Kermit Gosnell is spending the rest of his miserable life behind bars for doing something reasonably similar, but, looked at coldly and logically, what Mrs Huntsman did resulted in nothing worse than what happens every day in our abortuaries.

  8. richard mcenroe
    April 14th, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    I’ve never heard a reply to that question that comes down to more than “Because”.

    BTW, if you haven’t seen the movie God is Not Dead and it’s in your area… SEE IT. Awesome movie.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 14th, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    If you follow the logic of “choice” also known as death, it is perfectly consistent

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 14th, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    Too bad she wasn’t his mom.

  11. Dana
    April 14th, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    Interestingly enough, the rotating ads that our host’s site runs had one for Wendy Davis show up on this page. Coincidence?

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  13. Kirby McCain
    April 14th, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Did they find the turkey baster? There’s not enough Viagra in the whole world.

  14. Kirby McCain
    April 14th, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Stacy’s fault? Oh, yeah he did say something about when there was a vagina in the vicinity…

  15. Bob Belvedere
    April 14th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    Husband + drug conviction = any port in a storm [when he can get it up].

  16. Bob Belvedere
    April 14th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    Still doesn’t rise to Gosnellian proportions though.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    April 14th, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Another chapter has been written in the bestseller and ongoing tale known as The Culture Of Death.

  18. M. Thompson
    April 14th, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

    She’s looking for all the cash she can get…

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  20. richard mcenroe
    April 15th, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    We should do everything we can to keep Wendy Davis ads running here as it’s a great way to waste Wendy Davis Democrat money. Wendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy DavisWendy Davis…

  21. Eddie Munster
    April 15th, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

    I bet those were boy babies.. Mormons in Utah lost boys and all that…

  22. Largebill
    April 15th, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    “A crime like this will likely involve some very weird background.”

    How very true. Not sure I’ll be capable of feeling sympathy towards her, but I guarantee you there is reason in her past to pity her. Nearly every deranged person has has a trail of abuse that led them to become a monster. Monsters aren’t born monsters.

  23. texlovera
    April 16th, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    I’m not so sure: these were her own children. Although you could argue she was “just crazy”, I guess…