Husband of woman accused of killing babies ID'd

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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Family and neighbors identified the estranged husband of the Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years as Darren West, a convict who has been in prison.

West's family released a statement late Sunday saying they're in a "state of shock and confusion."

They said they're mourning "this tragic loss of life."

Police Capt. Michael Roberts says investigators believe West and Megan Huntsman were together when the babies were born between 1996 and 2006, but said West isn't a person of interest at this time.

Court records show West pleaded guilty in federal court in 2005 to two counts of possessing chemicals intended to be used in manufacturing methamphetamine. In 2006, he was sentenced to nine years in prison. It's unclear when he was released.

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