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Woman accused of killing her newborns set to take plea deal

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborns and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Provo. Huntsman appears set to take a plea deal Thursday
Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborns and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Provo. Huntsman appears set to take a plea deal Thursday
Rick Bowmer

PLEASANT GROVE — A woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage appears set to take a plea deal Thursday.

Prosecutors and attorneys for Megan Huntsman have reached a resolution and requested a special setting for a hearing Thursday in Provo, court records indicate. The attorneys said last month they were negotiating a plea deal.

Huntsman's attorney Andy Howell and Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Details of the deal were not available.

The tiny bodies of seven babies were found by her estranged husband in April 2014 while he cleaned out a garage in the home they had shared in Pleasant Grove. Authorities say a seventh baby found in her garage was stillborn.

Police say Huntsman killed the babies over a 10-year period from 1996 to 2006, during a period of her life when she told investigators she was addicted to methamphetamine and didn't want to care for the babies.

— Associated Press