Verdict expected in dead babies case
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.