A woman who got pregnant for her father eight times and killed the babies has been put on trial.
A 51-year-old married woman, Dominique Cottrez, has been put on trial before a court in France for killing eight of her newborn babies which were sired by her own father whom she had been sleeping with for years.
Cottrez who is accused of suffocating the babies after they were born and buried them in a garden in her family home in Villers-au-Tertre, told investigators that she had a long, incestuous relationship with her father.
She was arrested on multiple counts of first-degree murder of minors five years ago and if convicted, Cottrez, a grand mother, faces life in prison.
Cottrez, who has two grown daughters and several grandchildren, allegedly admitted to investigators that she carried the eight babies to term and then killed them.
Due to her obesity, Cottrez was able to hide the pregnancies from her husband, Pierre-Marie Cottrez and her daughters.
Cottrez said that the children were conceived as a result of her incestuous relationship with her father, farmer Oscar Lempereur, which started when she was a child.