Family Creates Memorial Fundraiser for Toddler; Mom Appears in Court
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The family of the Sheboygan County tolddler that was allegedly strangled by his mother released a photo and statement on Thursday.
The Sheboygan County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old son says voices told her to take her child's life.
Twenty-seven-year-old Katlyn Kinateder is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the Aug. 4 death of her son Dexter.
The lead investigator in the case, Sheboygan Falls Officer Douglas Hall, testified Wednesday in Sheboygan County Circuit Court that Kinateder told him she had "lost her mind" and that "voices told her (Dexter) couldn't live anymore."
Kinateder is accused of suffocating her child with a plastic bag and hiding his body in a cardboard box.
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco says he expects Kinateder will enter a not guilty plea by reason of mental disease or defect. Arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 29.
The family released the following statement: