Ver­dict ex­pected in dead ba­bies case

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

WIN­NIPEG — A judge in Man­i­toba is to give his de­ci­sion to­day in the case of a woman charged with dis­pos­ing of the re­mains of six in­fants in a stor­age locker. The Crown has painted An­drea Gies­brecht as a woman who took great pains to hide the re­mains and her preg­nan­cies, while the de­fence has ar­gued that she was sav­ing the bod­ies — not dis­pos­ing of them. Gies­brecht pleaded not guilty to six counts of dis­pos­ing of a body of a dead child with in­tent to con­ceal the de­liv­ery. The of­fence un­der Sec­tion 243 of the Crim­i­nal Code car­ries a jail term of up to two years. The ver­dict by pro­vin­cial court Judge Mur­ray Thomp­son is to be live-streamed from the Win­nipeg court­house by me­dia out­lets. Gies­brecht, 42, was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber 2014 af­ter em­ploy­ees at a U-Haul stor­age fa­cil­ity alerted po­lice. Of­fi­cers found the re­mains in garbage bags and other con­tain­ers in­side a locker she had rented.

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