You may remember the story from back in April about Megan Huntsman from Pleasant Grove, Utah. She was arrested for allegedly murdering seven newborns found in her house. Recently more details have been made public about the crimes.
According to investigators Huntsman killed her babies because she was a meth addict who simply did not want to care for any children. Forensic investigators have also said that one of the babies was stillborn. Not that murdering six babies is much better than killing seven.
DNA testing also showed that all seven of the babies were fathered by Huntsman’s estranged husband who is said to have first discovered the bodies. He did time for meth spending several years in jail. Police are unsure how he could have not been aware of his wife’s many pregnancies. Since I’ve never been hooked on meth I can’t speak towards its cognitive hazards but you would think that even a tweaker would notice seven pregnancies that were carried to term not to mention seven home births. Yet police say that he is not implicated in the killings.
As I said in my previous post about Huntsman, abortion is readily available in Utah. While I don’t agree with the practice It would have been more responsible of her than murdering her newborns.
If you or someone you know has a meth addiction you may want to think about contacting the national substance abuse referral line at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit their website.
UPDATE 4/15/2015: Back in February Huntsman pleaded guilty. It’s more than likely she’ll spend the rest of her life in prison.
UPDATE 4/21/2015: Yesterday Huntsman was sentenced to up to life in prison.
UPDATE 5/31/2015: Huntsman won’t be eligible for parole until 2064. She’ll be 89 by then.