Parole board: Utah woman convicted of killing 6 newborns to spend at least 49 years in prison

A Utah woman convicted of killing six of her newborns and hiding their bodies in her garage will serve 49 years in prison before her first parole hearing.

Utah Board of Pardons and Parole spokesman Jim Hatch said Friday that 40-year-old Megan Huntsman has been scheduled to appear before the board in April 2064.

The Pleasant Grove woman told police she was too addicted to meth to care for more children during the decade she killed the babies. Huntsman was sentenced to up to life in prison in April. The parole board will decide her release date.

Authorities say Huntsman's estranged husband was the babies' father and found their stored bodies last April. A seventh baby found in the garage was stillborn.

The parole hearing date was first reported by TV station Fox 13.