Winnipeg woman sentenced to 8.5 years for concealing dead babies
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.