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Mother says she heard voices to kill toddler

By: Associated Press//August 18, 2016//

Mother says she heard voices to kill toddler

By: Associated Press//August 18, 2016//

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Katlyn Kinateder enters Sheboygan County Circuit Court Branch 1 Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Sheboygan, Wisc., for a preliminary hearing into the homicide of her son. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)
Katlyn Kinateder enters Sheboygan County Circuit Court Branch 1 on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing regarding the homicide of her son. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — 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.

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