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Judge: Klokow mentally competent to stand trial in 55-year-old murder

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Ruby Klowkow
Ruby Klowkow

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in Sheboygan has ruled that a 76-year-old woman is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of her baby daughter in 1957.

Ruby Klokow was supposed to go on trial in early September – but her lawyer wanted the mental exam to determine if she could help with her own defense.

Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz reviewed the doctor’s report before deciding that Klokow is competent. The judge and attorneys on both sides will meet November 6th to set another trial date.

Klokow is charged with second degree murder in the death of 7-month-old Jeaneen Klokow 55 years ago.

The charge was filed in February of last year, after Klokow’s son James went to police in 2008 with horrific stories of child abuse. Among other things, he said his mother kicked him with steel-toed boots so often, that he still has problems with his knees. 

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