Get ready to read the shocking story to end all shocking stories this morning. A woman in Utah was arrested after police found the remains of seven infants that were gruesomely stored in different cardboard boxes in a garage. I'm going to guess you read that sentence over a few times to make sure you had actually read that correctly. Sadly, you did -- it's that horrific. Megan Huntsman, who is 39, is believed to have given birth to all of the babies between 1996 and 2006 before killing each and placing their bodies in separate boxes.
Hunstman's ex-husband was cleaning out the garage when he found a box that looked suspicious. After taking a glance at what was inside, he discovered a "full-term" baby. Absolutely bananas. He contacted police, and that one phone call opened a whole crazy can of worms when investigators discovered the bodies of six additional infants. All of the babies were found in the garage. Reportedly, the ranch-style home was split up into two apartments and is owned by the ex-husband's parents.
According to Megan's neighbors, the woman has three daughters whose ages range from 13 to 20 years old. Megan's ex-husband is believed to be the father of the babies, but investigators are going to conduct DNA tests. Regardless, Megan is being charged with six counts of murder.
Assuming the details of this story are true, what would drive this woman to get pregnant so many times, only to end her babies' lives? And how on Earth can any mother give birth, look into her baby's eyes, and then actually kill that innocent soul? Did somebody help her do it?
So many questions we can't yet answer. But what we do know is really difficult to wrap our minds around.
Why do you think this woman would give birth to and then kill seven babies? Assuming the story is accurate, do you think she acted alone?
Image via Utah County Jail