Wis. mother rejects plea offer in 1957 death

7:22 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The case of a Sheboygan woman accused of killing her baby 55 years ago is heading to trial after an attempt at a plea agreement fell through.

Ruby Klokow is charged with second-degree murder in the 1957 death of her 6-month-old daughter Jeaneen.

Klokow's attorney, Kirk Obear, said they were discussing a possible plea agreement with prosecutors but the 76-year-old rejected it.

Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco said he couldn't disclose the deal he offered, but expressed disappointment the case will continue.

The Sheboygan Press reports a judge set a new trial date for Feb. 18-22 during a hearing Tuesday.

Klokow was charged after her adult son came forward in 2008 with stories of childhood abuse. She has pleaded not guilty. She's free on $10,000 bond.

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