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Mum Killed Five Babies to Keep Luxury Life

A woman who murdered five of her own babies admitted to police that she'd killed them so she could keep up her luxury lifestyle.

The 28-year-old woman - from Flensburg, Germany - told investigators that she didn't want the helpless tots to disturb the prosperous life she shared with her husband and their two children aged eight and 10.

Prosecutor Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt explained: "The family lived at a certain level of prosperity and she was scared of being unable to maintain their standard of living if she had more children."

"Her husband did not want more children, yet contraception was never a topic for the couple," she added,

The woman had kept all the pregnancies secret from her partner and had given birth alone to two of the babies at home and three in nearby woods.

Three badly decomposed bodies were found in shoeboxes in the basement of the family home.

Another had earlier been discovered in a recycling bin and the fifth had been dumped beside a road.

Her husband is said to be suffering from severe shock and is receiving counselling.

"She has made a complete confession," say prosecutors.

German Herald





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