The County prosecutors have sought two weeks time for determining charges against a Utah woman who is accused of strangulating seven of her stillborn kids and storing their dead bodies in her home.
39-year-old Megan Huntsman was presented before a court on Monday. She was wearing a prison jumpsuit with her hands and ankles shackled.
A state judge in Provo granted them a week after Huntsman’s newly-appointed attorney objected to two weeks.
Huntsman is being held on USD 6 million bail.
During investigations, Megan Huntsman revealed that she did not go to a hospital to deliver her babies and they were delivered at her home, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said.
However, if anybody helped her while giving births is still unclear.
When asked about the progress in the probe, Roberts said, “Investigators have an initial theory on Huntsman’s motive but it cannot be discussed publicly. More arrests cannot be ruled out.”
Roberts also said that Huntsman concealed her pregnancies from her two oldest daughters and neighbours. Her husband, Darren West, also told police that he knew nothing about the pregnancies.
When neighbors were contacted, they said that they never knew she was pregnant. However, they admitted that weight fluctuations and toggling between baggy and tight clothes were always there with Huntsman.
Utah investigators are also examining DNA from the babies to determine who the parents are and also the sex of the babies.
Last week, they served a new search warrant at the house of a family member, Roberts said, but that turned up nothing useful.