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Grandmother's Guilty Plea Over Baby Bodies


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Sep 10, 2004
A GRANDMOTHER has pleaded guilty to concealing the birth of three of her own children, following the discovery of babies' remains in two attics earlier this year.

Ann Mahoney, 65, of Merthyr, South Wales, pleaded guilty to three counts of endeavouring to conceal the birth of a child, during a brief appearance at the town's crown court.

Mahoney, a former nurse, will be sentenced on 23 September, following the preparation of medical and psychiatric reports.

The first offence occurred between January 1959 and March this year, and the second two took place between January 1959 and May this year, the court was told.

Jennet Treharne, for the defence, told the court: "The basis of plea is that she was the mother of all three children, that each child was stillborn."

Mahoney was released on bail and must live at a bail hostel. She is banned from entering Wales, unless she is attending court.

She was arrested and charged following the discovery of a baby's body in the attic of one of her former homes in Penyfan View in March.