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Eight years for French 'frozen babies' mother

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Eight years for French 'frozen babies' mother

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A French woman has been jailed for eight years for killing three newborn babies and storing two of them in her freezer.

Veronique Courjault was arrested after her husband found the corpses as he was making room in the freezer. She initially denied any knowledge of the babies or their deaths, but DNA evidence eventually proved they were hers. Her husband, Jean-Louis, had no idea she had been pregnant, and was cleared of any involvement in the deaths. Courjault told the court she had strangled the first baby in 1999 and burned the body in the fireplace. The other two were killed in 2002 and 2003. She said her guilt would stay with her forever. Psychiatrists said she was suffering from severe mental problems.