A 39-year-old Utah woman, who is suspected of strangulating her seven infants after giving birth to them, was released on USD 6 million bail on Monday.
Megan Huntsman is suspected of killing her six infants soon after giving birth to them.
During hearing in Provo, Utah, District Judge Steven Hansen set bail at USD 1 million for each count of murder, said court spokeswoman Nancy Volmer.
According to the police, Huntsman admitted the brutal crime during the questioning. She told the cops that she suffocated her babies immediately after their births and then stuffing their bodies into cardboard boxes which were found at her residence.
A local court granted her bail a day after she was arrested. Huntsman was booked into the Utah County jail on six counts of murdering the babies born over roughly a 10-year period. According to the police sources, dead remains of a seventh infant were also found. The authorities believe that the baby was stillborn.
Huntsman, who has not been formally charged, was arrested after her estranged husband, Darren Brad West, discovered the remains of one infant while cleaning the garage.
Dead remains of six other newborns wrapped in a towel or shirt were found placed in plastic bags in separate cardboard boxes at her old residence in Pleasant Grove, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, where she lived until 2011, said Pleasant Grove Police Captain Michael Roberts.
According to the police, the seven babies were born to Huntsman from about 1996 to 2006.