SIEGEN, Germany The Siegen state court on Monday sentenced 44-year-old Monika
Halbe to four years and three months in prison for killing the
children born in 1988 and 2003 by suffocation or neglect. She also
allegedly killed a third child shortly after its birth in 1986 but
could not be prosecuted because the statute of limitations had
The bodies of the three infant girls were found in the freezer
by Halbe's 18-year-old son, who was searching for a frozen pizza at
the family's home in the town of Wenden, northwest of Frankfurt.
Halbe has two other adult children.
Halbe then turned herself in.
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