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French mother who killed 5 newborns gets eight-year prison term

PARIS: A mother in southwest France who drowned five of her newborn babies and hid them in a freezer before her family made the grim discovery, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday. A frail Romana Canete, 37, tearfully asked the court in Bordeaux for "forgiveness" at the end of her trial this week, saying it had "reopened terrible and cruel memories." She admitted to drowning the five newborns, which police estimate occurred between 2009 and 2015, after giving birth in a bathtub at her home in Louchats,…