Calgary mom accused of killing newborns going on trial

The trial of a Calgary woman accused of killing two of her newborn babies and trying to kill a third is scheduled to begin today.

CALGARY — The trial of a Calgary woman accused of killing two of her newborn babies and trying to kill a third is scheduled to begin today.

Meredith Katharine Borowiec was initially charged with attempted murder after a baby boy was found crying in a garbage bin in October 2010.

A few months later, police laid two second-degree murder charges against Borowiec.

They believe she gave birth in 2008 and again in 2009, and that both babies died soon after they were born.

Borowiec has pleaded not guilty and her trial in front of a judge is scheduled to last six weeks.

The story of the baby found in the garbage was especially gripping because the infant’s father played a part in the rescue, apparently not knowing the child was his.

The father, who told police he didn’t know his girlfriend was pregnant, was on his way home when he and other passersby heard crying coming from the trash bin.

They jumped in and found the infant in a garbage bag.

Police and EMS workers were called and the baby was taken to hospital.

The child has recovered and is healthy

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