Prague -

A court official says a Czech woman has been convicted of killing her three newborn babies and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Marketa Sigmundova, spokeswoman for the regional court in the city of Brno says the 31-year-old was convicted of strangling a girl born in May and twins born the previous year.

Police discovered the bodies in the cellar of the woman's house in the southeastern village of Vlasatice after receiving a tip from her gynaecologist.

Sigmundova said on Wednesday the woman wanted to appeal. - Sapa-AP