The parents of eight babies found dead in a house in southern Germany went on trial in Coburg on Tuesday with the mother charged with murdering four of them and the father of aiding and abetting her crimes.
The infant bodies were discovered in November wrapped up in towels and plastic bags at the family home in Wallenfels in the state of Bavaria.
The prosecution accused the mother of the premeditated murder of four of the children.
Report says it is not clear if the other four children had survived the birth and were viable.
According to the prosecution, the parents did not want to live with the burden of additional children.
The couple, who separated before the bodies were found, has three living children together.