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UPDATE: Mom charged in 1957 slaying gets 45 days in jail


SHEBOYGAN (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman accused of killing her infant daughter nearly 56 years ago has reached a plea deal that calls for 45 days in jail.

A judge accepted the plea agreement Monday for 76-year-old Ruby Klokow.

Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe De Cecco recommended the jail term plus 10 years probation for Klokow, citing her advanced age and health as factors.

Klokow was charged with second-degree murder after her son, James Klokow Jr., came forward in 2008 with horrific stories of childhood abuse.

A criminal complaint said Ruby Klokow admitted causing the death of her 6-month-old baby, Jeaneen.


SHEBOYGAN (AP) -- A 76-year-old woman accused of killing her baby daughter in 1957 is expected to appear in Sheboygan County Circuit Court for a plea hearing.

Ruby Klokow was scheduled to go on trial this week in the death of 6-month-old Jeaneen. But prosecutors say a resolution to the case has been reached which will be made public in court Monday.

Klokow was charged with second-degree murder after her son Jim Klokow Jr. came forward in 2008 with stories of horrific childhood abuse. The younger Klokow told investigators his mother would regularly beat him as a child until he ran away at age 13.

A criminal complaint says Ruby Klokow has admitted causing the baby's death. The case has been delayed several times since she was charged in 2011. A judge determined Klokow was mentally competent to stand trial.

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