Hearing over autopsies on dead babies found in Winnipeg storage locker

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The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG: A lawyer for a woman accused of hiding the remains of six infants in a Winnipeg storage locker is in court to request an independent pathologist observe the autopsies.

Greg Brodsky has told a judge that he is not on a “fishing trip” and just wants to ensure the examinations are done fairly.

The medical examiner, who is opposed to the request, says it would be like having the accused in the examination room.

Crown attorney Debbie Bours also says a provincial judge doesn’t have jurisdiction over the medical examiner’s office.

Andrea Giesbrecht (GEEZ’-brehkt) is charged with six counts of concealing a body and one count of breaching probation.

The 40-year-old has been in custody since the remains were discovered by employees at a U-Haul facility on Oct. 20.

 

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