Bail granted to woman accused of hiding babies' remains
Josh Crabb, CTV Winnipeg
Published Friday, April 24, 2015 1:26PM CST
Last Updated Friday, April 24, 2015 5:32PM CST
The Winnipeg woman accused of storing the remains of six infants in a storage locker has been granted bail. A judge approved a request Friday made by Andrea Giesbrecht's lawyer, Greg Brodsky.
“She’s absolutely pleased,” said Brodsky outside the law courts after the bail hearing.
The story grabbed headlines across the country last October when the remains were discovered in a U-Haul storage locker on McPhillips Street.
Behind bars since her arrest last fall Giesbrecht will have to follow a long list of bail conditions, including living under supervision, now that she has been freed.
"The supervisor's not going to live in her room, or her apartment or her house or wherever it is,” said Brodsky. “I'm specifically not saying where she's going because I don't think it's appropriate, I think there's too many gawkers around."
A publication ban prohibits CTV News from reporting details of the bail hearing.
Other conditions of Giesbrecht's bail include abstaining from alcohol, illegal drugs and staying out of casinos.
She also must go to Gamblers Anonymous and attend counselling while being accompanied by a supervisor.
"It's going to help her because she's got a supportive environment to live in and she's not going to be in jail," said Brodsky.
Brodsky has argued previously he believes the babies were stillborn and that the remains were more than 10-years-old.
Trial dates in the matter have been set for April 2016.
"So far it's a trial date,” said Brodsky. “But that clearly is dependent on no further disclosure that's going to interfere with my ability to defend her."
As part of her release from jail Andrea Giesbrecht made a pledge to pay the courts $15, 000 if she breaks the conditions of her bail.