Brit woman hid stillborn babies for 20 years

Written by: Nairita Das
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Melbourne, Sept 14 (ANI): A Brit woman hid her three stillborn babies in her wardrobe for more than 20 years.

Bernadette Quirk, 55, admitted in Liverpool Crown Court that she had hidden the births.

According to the BBC report, the woman gave birth to four stillborn girls between 1985 and 1995. She wrapped three of them in rags and kept them in a small plastic bin in her wardrobe while reportedly buried the fourth in a cemetery.

Quirk was arrested in 2009. Medical evidence has proved that she was the mother of the babies and that they had been stillborn, reports

She could hardly recall the details of the births and struggled to explain why she kept the remains of the babies, although she moved homes a number of times over the years.

She also had no recollection of the fourth baby.

Her lawyer, Ian Morris, appealed to the judge for leniency, saying the births happened at a difficult time in Quirk's life when she was drinking heavily. (ANI)

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