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Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

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Belfast Telegraph

July 29, 2010

A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village.

The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children’s parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country’s biggest infanticide case.

The woman is believed to be a nursing assistant while her husband worked in the building trade and is a member of the village council in Villers-au-Tertre, a 700-strong farming community in northern France near the border with Belgium.

Police used sniffer dogs to search two addresses after the new owners of a home found the bones of two infants while digging in their garden.

The house previously belonged to the parents of the charged woman.

Search teams then headed on to the couple’s home in another part of the village, where six more sets of remains were found, a councillor told reporters

The couple were taken into custody yesterday.

The bodies found in the first house were wrapped in plastic.

The couple have grown-up children and grandchildren. The woman works as a nursing assistant and her husband is a member of the local council.

France has seen a string of cases in recent years of mothers killing their newborn babies and saving and hiding the bodies.

In one case, Celine Lesage acknowledged in court in March that she killed six of her newborns, whose bodies were found in plastic bags in her basement in north-west France.


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  • Demetrice_029

    cuttie

    over 4 years ago

    1042 comments

    I don't understand why she went through all those pregnacies to kill them at birth, she should of had her tubes tied , or gave them up for adoption, and I hear she have other children and grandchildren.

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    Teslao

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    What a horrible thing to do. There aré many women who would do anything to have child. And that crazy couple kill tthem. Omg

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    ALL4KYLA

    over 4 years ago

    58 comments

    She must be off her meds that is totally insane!

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    WTF! What is wrong with people??? She needs to be thown under the jail.

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    raymoss1

    over 4 years ago

    220 comments

    Sad world, I wonder why it took solong to catch them. One would think someone would have seen she was pregnant. I hope they both fry.

  • Nyaben_1__max50

    nyanbenmommy1

    over 4 years ago

    106 comments

    Those poor babies... it's not need to do such a horrible act.

  • Annie_in_the_sink_max50

    pblack2107

    over 4 years ago

    2720 comments

    OMG!!!! How in the world????

  • Me_max50

    T7_98LOVER

    over 4 years ago

    26 comments

    i mean 8 babies not 6 sorry my kids distracted me lol

  • Me_max50

    T7_98LOVER

    over 4 years ago

    26 comments

    wow children are a blessin and to kill them is horrific and not just one baby but 6 omg good lord at least the babies are wit god than wit them

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