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Blackstone Mother In Prison Treatment Unit, Lawyer Says

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in a squalid, vermin-infested home says his client is in a prison treatment unit for women who could pose a danger to themselves.

Erika Murray has pleaded not guilty to several charges including fetal death concealment and permitting substantial injury to a child.

Investigators are awaiting the results of testing on the remains by the state's medical examiner.

Four other children, ages 6 months to 13 years, were removed from the Blackstone home by the state's child welfare agency about two weeks before a police search revealed the remains of the infants.

Murray's court-appointed lawyer, Keith Halpern, said Monday he was skeptical of whether forensic testing of the infants' remains could conclusively determine whether the babies were stillborn.

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