Win­nipeg woman sen­tenced to 8.5 years for con­ceal­ing dead ba­bies

The Barrie Examiner - - NATIONAL NEWS -

WIN­NIPEG — A Man­i­toba woman who hid the re­mains of six in­fants in a rented stor­age locker has been sen­tenced to 81/2 years in pri­son. An­drea Gies­brecht was found guilty ear­lier this year of stor­ing the re­mains in plas­tic bins in a U-haul stor­age unit. Pro­vin­cial court judge Mur­ray Thomp­son said Gies­brecht’s moral cul­pa­bil­ity was ex­treme and her be­hav­iour needed to be de­nounced.

“These were newly de­liv­ered in­fants, our most vul­ner­a­ble,” Thomp­son said Fri­day in his livestreamed de­ci­sion. “She knew she had med­i­cal op­tions and chose not to ac­cess them.”

The judge noted that Gies­brecht has not shown re­morse or taken any re­spon­si­bil­ity for her ac­tions.

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