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The elderly woman accused of killing eight of her babies more than 30 years ago is receiving support from around the world, with doctors, lawyers and others rallying to her defense.

Dozens of people have called with offers of help for Marie Noe, many of them outraged at what they see as unjust prosecution, her lawyer said. She has received offers of money, expert witnesses and legal defenses, lawyer David Rudenstein said.

"What compelled me to call is . . . from everything I've read and seen at work, it doesn't seem abnormal to me for one family to lose more than one child," said Nancy Miller, a child social worker in Glendale, Calif. "This case could set a precedent of blaming the victim."

Mrs. Noe, 70, is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder for her babies' deaths, which occurred from 1949 to 1968.

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