Madison
77° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Woman pleads no contest in baby's 1957 death

Published On: Feb 25 2013 09:19:41 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 02:46:27 PM CST

istock

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -

A 76-year-old Sheboygan woman accused of killing her infant daughter more than a half-century ago has pleaded no contest and could serve 45 days in jail and 10 years' probation in the girl's death.

Ruby Klokow was charged with second-degree murder in the 1957 death of her 6-month-old daughter, Jeaneen, only after her son came forward in 2008 with horrific stories of childhood abuse.

Klokow pleaded no contest to the murder charge Monday.

District Attorney Joe De Cecco cited her advanced age and health as factors in the recommended plea deal.

Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz will consider the terms of the agreement at sentencing next month.

Klokow's attorney said she is remorseful and is "dealing with a lot of heartache."

Advertisement
  • James Foley in helmet

    Courtesy Dan Shakal

    Who was James Foley?

    James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria almost two years ago. On Tuesday, August 19th, a video, apparently produced by ISIS as a warning to the US to stop air strikes against the group in Iraq, ended with Foley's beheading. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a 'martyr for freedom.'

  • Police lights file 2

    Ridiculous 911 calls

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

  • Credit cards

    Augie Martin/CNN

    Biggest data breaches of all time

    UPS is the latest company to fall victim to a data breach, this one affecting 51 stores in 24 states. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

Advertisement