Mom up for killing 3 babies

SIEGEN - A German mother was sentenced to more than four years in jail yesterday for killing two of her babies whose bodies she stashed in the family freezer.

SIEGEN - A German mother was sentenced to more than four years in jail yesterday for killing two of her babies whose bodies she stashed in the family freezer.

She was not tried in connection with a third baby, also found in the freezer, who died over 20 years ago because the statute of limitations on the case had expired.

The 44-year-old housewife, Monika Halbe, who was given a four year and three months prison sentence for manslaughter, had admitted to hiding the bodies of three baby girls in the family freezer, but had denied killing them.

It was the defendant's teenage son who had discovered the girls' tiny corpses in plastic bags in May when looking for a pizza in the basement freezer. - Sapa-AFP

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