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Dead infants case: Remains could be 10 years old, lawyer says

12/19/2014 01:56 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
The defence lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht, the woman accused of concealing the remains of six infants in a Winnipeg storage locker, says the remains could be up to 10 years old.

Greg Brodsky is representing Giesbrecht, who was charged with six counts of concealing the body of a child after police discovered human remains in a U-Haul locker on Oct. 20.

On Friday, Brodsky delayed a bail hearing for his client for the third time. He said he’s still waiting for an expanded autopsy report on the remains.

“These remains seem to me to be eight or 10 years old, and we’d like some confirmation of that,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons we wanted the independent pathologist or the pair of knowing eyes at the time of autopsy.”

Earlier this year, Brodsky lost a court challenge to have the autopsies witnessed by an independent pathologist.

He said his team has only been given a preliminary autopsy report.

Brodsky suspects the infants were stillborn, but doesn't have an expanded autopsy that might confirm his thinking.

“We still don’t have the completed autopsy, and we still don’t have confirmation that nothing was done to interfere with these products of conception that would’ve caused a death or interfered with a live birth,” he said.

There is not yet an indication of who the infant remains belonged to. 

“We’re waiting for a DNA analysis. We don’t have it yet,” he said. “I don’t want someone to think there’s someone out there killing people — so many of them.”

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