Celine Lesage, a thirty-eight year old woman living in France, was on trial today discussing six counts of aggravated newborn homicide. If convicted, the
baby-killer woman faces life in prison.
Lesage was arrested in 2007 after her partner reported her to authorities after the bodies of six newborn babies were found wrapped in plastic in the woman’s basement. During questioning, Lesage acknowledged what she had done and claimed that the children were not stillborn. She admitted to killing them.
The woman’s ex-husband was father to four of the children and a new partner had fathered the other two. Prosecution states that two of the six children were strangled and the other four were suffocated. Although both previous partners state that they were aware of the woman’s pregnancies, both men claim that they knew nothing about the death of the children until the bodies were found in 2007. There are currently no pending charges against either of the woman’s exes.
According to prosecution, the woman delivered the children between 2000 and 2007 and after killing them, deposited them into plastic bags along with dirty clothing and stored them in her basement. Prosecutor Michel Garrandaux states:
“Her attitude was wholly ambivalent. On the one hand, she expressed her desire to have children, and then she refused to keep them.”
However, Lesage’s lawyer is apparently pulling the mental illness card:
“The facts of the case are not in dispute, but there is medical and psychological evidence to consider … My client believes she is responsible, but not guilty.”
Be that as it may, since there is an overwhelming amount of evidence alluding to the fact that Lesage is clearly a mentally disturbed individual, this is still a woman that deserves to go to jail for the rest of her life even in spite of that fact.