Skip to comments.Mother accused of killing nine of her babies at birth
Posted on 08/02/2005 1:26:14 PM PDT by familyop
FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, GERMANY - In a bizarre case that has shocked Germany, police said Tuesday that a woman gave birth to nine babies over a period of 16 years - and is suspected of killing each of them immediately after childbirth.
The 39-year-old woman confessed to having delivered the infants herself, the public prosecutor's office said at a news conference.
Investigators said the woman, who also has four other children, gave conflicting accounts as to just how many children she has given birth to between 1988 and 2004.
Fearing the toll might actually be higher, investigators with sniffer dogs continued their search of a garage and back lot in a village south of Frankfurt an der Oder on the Polish border.
The grisly discovery was made when a hired hand came to clean out the garage over the weekend in the town of Brieskow-Finkenheerd and stumbled across tiny human bones.
"When someone went to clean up the lot, he found human bones in an old aquarium," state prosecutor Ulrich Scherding said. Authorities added that other bodies were hidden in plastic flower boxes and pots and would now be taken for autopsy.
Forensics tests revealed that all of the infants were the woman's. Tests were continuing to determine whether the father is the man with whom the woman has lived for most of the last 20 years.
The woman, who lives with her four surviving children in nearby Frankfurt, was described by neighbours as a friendly person who raised no suspicions during the two decades that she lived in the village in the 1980s and 1990s.
"We are faced with a crime whose scope, in my memory, we have never seen in the history of the federal republic" since 1945, said Brandenburg state Interior Minister Joerg Schoenbohm.
"We must ask ourselves how this unbelievable crime remained hidden all these years."
I am sick to my stomach. What a heartless, evil woman. There is a special spot in hell for her...
And no one noticed this woman are always pregnant, but never saw the children?
Why should we be surprized or upset at any of ths? It is between the woman and her own body.
Why is anyone 'surprised' or 'shocked'? Because she didn't do it in a 'sterile environment'?
In an abortion society - why would you question the whereabouts of a non-person/fetus?
We LOVE RENDELL territory!
"Sure we saw her 9 months' pregnant 13 times in 17 years and she only had 4 children. But we assumed she had just sold the other nine to traveling gypsies."
Just one minute earlier and liberals would be celebrating her right to 9 abortions.
"The woman, who lives with her four surviving children.."
Wow. How'd ya like to be one of those kids?
I think that there was a man in on this. It was probably a man who did not want to support his children.
She has sure earned a place in the halls of infamy.
I'm sure she viewed it as abortion. If you call it abortion, then it's OK..... Right?