Suzanne Mazzola, a special education teacher from Tamarac, suffered from placenta accreta, a rare condition that causes the blood vessels in the placenta to attach too deeply to the uterine wall causing severe bleeding.
Mazzola knew that carrying her unborn son, Owen, 35 weeks could potentially endanger her life. But, she made a brave decision to carry the baby to term, increasing his chances of survival.
After delivering her healthy baby boy via Cesarean Section, Mazzola began to hemorrhage. A team of 15 doctors rushed her to emergency surgery. But, despite their efforts, they were unable to save her. (Read more about how the Florida mother dies HERE)
Woman Pleads Guilty in the Murder of 6 Six Babies
By Steven Ertelt. Megan Huntsman, the Utah mother charged with six counts of first-degree felony murder in the smothering/strangling deaths of six newborn babies, today pleaded guilty to killing each of those babies.
Charged with six counts of first-degree murder, the 39-year-old Huntsman has been held in Utah County Jail since April 13. Bail for Huntsman was set at $6 million.
According to police, the deaths occurred between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2006. How Huntsman kept the murders of all these children a secret remains a mystery, but their deaths came to light in April when Darren West, her estranged husband, went to their Pleasant Grove home to retrieve some belongings.
Inside the garage, Miller wrote: West found the remains of a baby wrapped in plastic bags and a green towel and stuffed into a white box, sealed with electrical tape. Alerted to the grisly discovery, police later found six more infant corpses similarly stored inside other boxes.
Huntsman allegedly told investigators that she had killed six of the infants, while a seventh child was stillborn. (Read more from this story HERE)