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Sheboygan mom's sentencing delayed in 1957 murder case

the Associated Press

Sheboygan mom's sentencing delayed in 1957 murder case

CREATED Apr. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: Apr. 15, 2013

SHEBOYGAN - A 76-year-old Sheboygan woman who pleaded no contest to killing her infant more than half a century ago will have her sentencing delayed until May 1.

Ruby C. Klokow was convicted in February in the 1957 death of her daughter. Prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of 45 days in jail and 10 years of probation, citing her age and medical issues.

Judge Angela Sutkiewicz was to consider the recommendation at sentencing Monday afternoon, but Klokow's attorney asked for a delay in sentencing.

When the baby's death was initially investigated Klokow told detectives the 6-month-old girl rolled off the couch and bumped her head.

The death was ruled accidental, but the case was reopened when her adult son came forward with stories of horrific child abuse.

Defense attorney Kirk Obear says Klokow is remorseful for her daughter's death.

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