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Canadian mom gets 18 months for putting babies in garbage bins to die

Jan. 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Canadian mother was ordered Wednesday to serve 18 more months in jail plus probation for placing three babies in trash bins where two of them died.

Meredith Borowiec, 32, of Calgary, was given credit for the three years she has already served behind bars but is to serve another 18 months behind bars for the deaths of two of her newborn children. Judge Peter McIntyre gave her three years probation for aggravated assault for tossing the third baby into another garbage container, the Calgary Sun reported.

Borowiec, who was found to be mentally disturbed when she was convicted of infanticide last year, will be under court-ordered monitoring for the next 10 years, as well, the newspaper said.

"This is a terrible case, you've shocked the community and you have shamed yourself," the judge said.

"My approach to sentencing in this case has to be based on the finding that I made that you were suffering from a mental disturbance at the time."

Prosecutors had sought at least 11 years in prison for Borowiec.

The baby that survived was found in a bin in 2010. The other two babies, who were placed in bins in 2008 and 2009, were never found.

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