Bail denied for woman who kept remains of 6 infants in storage locker

Andrea Giesbrecht of Winnipeg will remain behind bars until her appeal is heard

A Winnipeg woman convicted of concealing the remains of six dead infants in a storage locker will remain behind bars until her appeal can be heard.

Manitoba’s Court of Appeal denied bail for Andrea Giesbrecht, who is 44, on Friday.

In his decision, Justice Michel Monnin says the case is unprecedented and Giesbrecht was found guilty of a number of serious crimes.

He says he was also concerned about her request to live at home if she were granted bail.

The infant remains were found by U-Haul employees in 2014 after Giesbrecht failed to keep up with her payments.

She was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison last July but is appealing the decision.

Giesbrecht’s lawyer had argued she should be granted bail because her sentence was extraordinarily harsh.

The Crown argued the sentence was reasonable given Giesbrecht’s actions and said the grounds for appeal are frivolous.

The Canadian Press

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