[caption id="attachment_62532" align="alignright" width="150"] Mom enters plea deal in 1957 child death[/caption]
Woman Charged with Causing Death of Child 56 Years Ago
A woman from Wisconsin reached a plea deal after her son accused her of killing her daughter almost 56 years ago. Ruby Klokow of Sheboygan admitted to having recklessly but unintentionally caused the death of her daughter Jeaneen, Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco said.
According to Yahoo News, Klokow who is now 76, was charged in 2011 with second-degree murder under a 1957 statute, which is similar to first-degree reckless homicide under current law, DeCecco said. It was the only charge from 1957 that fit the facts and did not have a statute of limitations, he said.
Klokow's son, James Klokow Jr, claims that he and his siblings were brutally abused by his mother throughout their young lives. He was kicked in the knees by her while she was wearing steel toed boots. He also recalls his mentally challenged brother being beaten with a hammer. Both he and his brother ran away from home when they were young teenagers to escape the abuse.
James Klokow Jr explains that he feared coming forward because he thought it would be too late but in 2011 he finally told the police that his mother killed his 6 month old sister and abused him and his brother.
"I don't want nothing to do with my mother anymore," he said according to the Post. "I don't consider her my mother."
Klokow was sentenced to 45 days in prison in addition to a 10-year parole on Monday. Some people think she should spend the rest of her life in prison.
"Lock her up for the rest of her miserable life. She never deserved all these years of freedom she had. Make her pay for her atrocious actions against her own children," one user wrote on a Huffington Post blog.
"This psycho should rot in prison everyday she has left on this earth," another user said.
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