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$1M bond set for Iowa mom charged in twins' deaths

Bond set at $1 million for Iowa mother accused of killing her newborn twins By The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ' A Huxley woman accused of killing her newborn twin daughters after giving birth at home is being held on $1 million bond.

Jackie Burkle, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, made her initial court appearance Wednesday in Story County.

Police found the infants' bodies in the trunk of Burkle's car Saturday after receiving a call to check on her. Court records show she gave birth on Friday.



Police have released few details but say the 22-year-old Burkle lives with her parents. Police say they are working to identify the children's father, but Burkle was not married.

A telephone message left for Burkle's attorney was not immediately returned.

A woman who says she's the manager of the Huxley convenience store where police say Burkle works declined comment.


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