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Meredith Katharine Borowiec Trial's Video Evidence Shows Little

04/04/2013 05:23 EDT | Updated 04/04/2013 07:20 EDT
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CALGARY - A Calgary woman accused of killing two of her newborn babies was emotional while waiting for her interview with police.

Meredith Borowiec, who is 31, did a lengthy interview with police in November 2011 after she became a suspect in the deaths of the two infants a year after another baby was rescued from a northwest Calgary garbage bin.

After waiting 80 minutes for the interview to begin Borowiec was seen crying, while sitting in a chair just before the officer arrived.

Det. Karla Malsam-Dudar chatted with Borowiec at length about her background, family and job before asking her if she knew why she was there.

"In cases like this there are always several sides to the story," Malsam-Dudar said to Borowiec.

"Did you know this day was coming?", she asked.

"I kind of figured," Borowiec replied.

At that point the case was adjourned for the day.

Borowiec is on trial on two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of two newborns in 2008 and 2009 — before another child was found in a Dumpster outside of her townhouse in October, 2010.

She faces a second trial this fall on an attempted murder charge relating to the baby who survived being thrown in the garbage.

The Crown wants the baby found in the trash ruled as similar-fact evidence so it can be used in the murder trial, which is being heard by a judge without a jury.

In a previous interview played last week, Borowiec told police she didn't know she was pregnant and ended up giving birth over a toilet.

She told investigators that she removed the newborn from the toilet and placed it on a towel. She then put the infant into the bathroom garbage bag and took it downstairs.

She placed it into a second kitchen garbage bag before dropping everything into the Dumpster outside.

Borowiec said she then had a smoke and went upstairs.

The trial is scheduled to run six weeks.

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