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Mom’s sentencing for 1957 death postponed

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The sentencing for a 76-year-old Wisconsin woman convicted of killing her baby more than 50 years ago has been postponed.

Ruby Klokow of Sheboygan was scheduled to be sentenced Monday. But prosecutors say the hearing was delayed to May 1 at her attorney’s request.

When the death was initially investigated in 1957, Klokow said her 6-month-old daughter, Jeaneen, had rolled off the couch and bumped her head. The death was ruled accidental.

But the case was reopened in 2008, after Klokow’s adult son reported stories of horrific child abuse. Investigators say Klokow eventually admitted she may have roughly thrown the baby on the couch, and in February, she pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a 45-day jail sentence, citing Klokow’s age and medical issues.

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