After a week’s worth of shocking testimony, the Andrea Giesbrecht trial is now on hiatus.
The trial has wrapped up for at least a few months. It could resume in July or sometime later in August. Scheduling issues are to blame for the delay in the trial.
Giesbrecht is accused of hiding the remains of six infants in a storage locker.
On the stand Friday morning, a friend of Andrea Giesbrecht has told court she talked about self aborting a pregnancy in the 1990s.
Danielle Devereaux said she and Giesbrecht met through work in 1996 and were good friends.
She said Giesbrecht was pregnant in 1997 but didn’t want the baby.
Devereaux said Giesbrecht told her she wanted to abort by punching herself in the stomach or using a coat hanger.
She ended up having the baby. It’s now her oldest son.
Giesbrecht has has at least ten abortions in her life.
Devereaux said she initially kept the pregnancy quiet from her then boyfriend, now husband, Jeremy.
He has been served with a subpoena to testify at the trial.
Andrea Giesbrecht was arrested in 2014 when the remains were found.
Throughout the week, we have heard disturbing testimony from employees at the storage facility and police about the discovery of the infant remains.
Medical experts have testified they believe at least some of the six infants were born alive.
DNA testing shows it’s likely Giesbrecht and her husband were the parents.
Giesbrecht is charged with hiding the infant remains; not with harming or killing them.
Jeremy Giesbrecht, the husband, will testify when the trial resumes.