Utah Breeder killed 6 newborns because of meth

Megan Huntsman

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.

Utah Breeder accused of killing 7 newborns

Police arrest woman after finding 7 dead babies in cardboard boxes in garage of Utah home:

Police find remains of seven babies at Utah home:

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home; Woman Arrested:

Megan Huntsman

Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, have arrested 39-year-old Megan Huntsman for allegedly killing 7 newborns that she gave birth to between 1996 and 2006. One of the bodies was found in a house that Huntsman used to live in by her estranged husband. He called police who found 6 more bodies. The causes of death have not been disclosed as of yet.

Now I know what some of you are thinking. In Mormon controlled Utah it must be next to impossible to get an abortion. Not so. From everything that I’ve read abortions in Utah are quite available.

What I don’t get is how was this incubator pregnant seven times and gave birth, I would imagine at home, seven times and not one person she knew could put one and one together? Obviously she can’t use the ‘I didn’t even know I was pregnant excuse’. That may work with one pregnancy but not seven. Technically, if the charges are true, she is a serial killer.

Utah does have the death penalty but only for aggravated murder. I think this more than meets the definition. What do you think? Should she be given the death penalty for the murder of seven of her own newborns if found guilty?

Thanks to Helen for the tip.

16-year-old NC girl accused of stabbing newborn to death

Rebecca Blackmore

Girl, 16, stabs newborn daughter and stuffs body in closet just HOURS after giving birth:

Over a week ago police in North Carolina arrested 16-year-old Rebecca Blackmore for allegedly killing her newborn baby.

Police say that Blackmore gave birth to the baby at a relative’s home in Knotts Island, North Carolina. After she was taken to the hospital she allegedly claimed that the baby was born stillborn and that the body was in her closet. When police investigated the house it was obvious to them that the baby was stabbed multiple times and a coroner has confirmed that.

The point that most of the articles about this make is that there was a firehouse not too far from the house where the baby could have been dropped off under North Carolina’s safe haven law.

Now I am far from defending her. Whatever so-called reason she had for brutally murdering her newborn I’m sure was a selfish one and she deserves everything she has coming to her. However, once again this makes me wonder how well known are the safe haven laws?

Now we know about the safe haven laws. We who read and write this site on a daily basis are well-informed about the safe haven laws but how well known is it among those who it is aimed at?

Let’s be honest. The safe haven law is aimed at teens and low-income families to prevent infanticides and baby dumpings from happening. So my question is how well do states promote the law to these groups if at all? Not to mention that ever state’s safe haven law is different. How well are the drop off points made clear in each state? Do we need a federal safe haven law in the US?

Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip.

Penn. Breeders kill baby with cinder block

Man Charged With Killing Newborn Daughter:

Parents charged in infant’s gruesome death:

Parents charged in death of newborn:

In Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 20-year-old Jennifer Barrise gave birth to a baby daughter on May, 28th. You would think that would be cause for celebration but instead it was the motive for murder.

According to reports the sperm donor, 20-year-old Christopher Fitzpatrick, said that they couldn’t afford the baby and Barrise allegedly handed over the newborn to Fitzpatrick after giving birth in a car. She allegedly knew what Fitzpatrick intended on doing.

Fitzpatrick is accused of taking the baby behind his place of employment and dropped a cinder block twice on the baby’s head before burying the baby in the woods.

I’m having a hard time deciding what to type next because I don’t think that there are any words ever created in any language to aptly describe my disgust for these vile animals.

A lot of excuses are going to be made for them probably but let me tell you that they’re all bullshit.

They can’t say the baby was stillborn because Barrise’s 11-year-old sister was there at the time of the birth and heard the baby cry.

They can’t say that they didn’t know about Pennsylvania Safe Haven Laws because Fitzpatrick allegedly told relatives that he took the baby to a hospital.

They can’t say it’s because they’re scared because they have no experience in raising a child because they already had a 1-year-old daughter.

This was nothing more than the selfish act of a couple of punks who didn’t want to be burdened with another child and probably thought the one they already had was a burden.

‘They’ should tie these two down and drop cinder blocks on them every hour on the hour except on their heads, that would be too quick. Let them get the pain they gave to their own flesh and blood a hundred fold until they’re begging to have it all ended.

Why yes I can be Old Testament at times.

Thanks to Grace for the tip.

2-more deaths attributed to Katie Stockton

I think I may have posted this story before but since I am at ‘The Sweatshop’ I can’t check. (Update: Original post)

Anyway 28-year-old Katie Stockton of Rockton, Illinois was arrested back in August for allegedly abandoning an infant known as Baby Crystal in the snow in December of 2004. How sad is it that this may be a repat but there have been so many stores like this I can’t remember if it is or not.

Now police are saying that two infant skeletons that were found in an impounded car trunk that was registered in her name were likely babies that she delivered.

The babies are believed to be female and not twins.

Again, as repulsive as I find some of the alternatives to childbirth there are alternatives out there.

But for alleged serial abandoners like this I recommend a large sewing needle and some industrial strength thread.

Thanks to snoopygirl for the tip.

Del. Breeders accused of drowning newborn

Smyrna couple charged with murdering newborn:

It’s very rare to hear of a couple killing their newborn. I hate to say it ladies but it’s usually the mothers. There was famous case of couple infanticide in the pre-blog days I believe however the details escape me at the time.

Anyway, hipster douchebag and the woman potato over there are 27-year-old Dereke Moore and 28-year-old Jeanne Moore of Smyrna, Delaware.

They are accused of drowning their new born back in November and throwing the body in the trash. They claimed that the baby was born stillborn back in November. Forensics say that the baby was born alive and drowned in the toilet after Spudzilla gave birth in the bathroom. Police say that Mr. Moore threw the body into a trash bin at his place of work.

I wonder if she allowed the baby to drown first before telling her husband.

Thanks to Suzanne for the tip.

Baby Crystal’s mom arrested

katiestocktonWoman pleads not guilty over Baby Crystal:

Special report: Mom arrested in ‘Baby Crystal’ case:

Baby Crystal Suspect Says Not Guilty:

28-year-old Katie Stockton has been charged with abandoning her newborn on the side of the road near her parents’ house in December of 2004 where the baby died.

The baby was named baby Crystal by police because her body was found on a crystal clear night.

The baby’s body was discovered when Stockton’s sister called police to say that their dog found a bloody piece of clothing.

After Stockton’s car was impounded investigators found two more sets of skeletal remains that are believed to be children.

Stockton has pleaded not guilty however she is eligible for the death penalty.

Thanks to Krystle for the tip.

Woman who claimed ex took baby charged with murder

Baby Found In Garbage; Mom Charged With Murder:

Mother charged with murder in infant’s death:

25-year-old Asuncion “Suzie” Avila-Villa of Hamilton, Ohio told police that an ex-boyfriend of hers took her 5-week-old son. Police felt that her story didn’t add up and did further investigation.

That investigation led them to find the baby’s body stuffed in a garbage and placed in a trash can in the alley behind her apartment. Police say that the baby had been dead for two days and the autopsy shows the baby had a skull fracture among other injuries.

Police believe the abuse came solely from Avila-Villa and the ex is not thought to be involved.

Again, you may think that you’re smarter than police but you’re not. They do this kind of thing for a living.

Thanks to Marlene for the tip.

La. woman charged with stabbing her newborn to death

No bond set for dead baby’s mother:

20-year-old Ashley Johnson of Monroe, Louisiana was charged in the death of her newborn. Johnson claims that she didn’t realize that she was pregnant when she gave birth. Again, how can you not know this? Police say she stabbed the newborn and fractured its skull shortly after giving birth to the baby.

Johnson claims that she tried cutting the umbilical cord with scissors after the birth and may have cut the baby’s shoulder except that doctors say the newborn had several deep lacerations to the right side of the neck and shoulder. Also that doesn’t explain the fractured skull however.

An autopsy performed on the newborn showed that the baby had a severed carotid artery and multiple skull fractures.

I wonder what the real reason was that she killed the baby. I would lay odds is that it was something as selfish as not being able to party anymore if she had a kid. Well there ain’t gonna be any partying for her anymore.

Whatever the reason with safe haven laws and abortions, as distasteful as I find them, there is no reason for what she allegedly did to this child.

Thanks to Lori for the tip.

Father and daughter arrested in baby dumping

Body Of Baby Dumped In The Trash Found:

Two generations of stupid were arrested by Port Angeles, Washington police in the matter of a baby dumping.

Police arrested 41-year-old Ronald Last Jr. and his 16-year-old daughter for dumping her newborn into a trash can. An unidentified woman notified police that she saw the baby in the trash can. By the time police acted they had to search the local dump for the baby. They found the body 6 hours into their search.

Police allege that the girl gave birth in the bathroom and drowned the newborn in the toilet befopre dumping the body in the trashcan. She had told her father that she bled on the bathroom rug and threw it away. When the father went to look for the rug, because really that’s what father’s do, he discovered the baby’s body in the trashcan. What fathers aren’t supposed to do is to help their daughter’s cover their murderous tracks.

When police searched the house they found gun in the house and a drug smuggling device. So apparently the lack of restraint runs in the family.

Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.