SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - A 76-year-old Sheboygan woman accused of killing her baby daughter in 1957 will have her trial pushed back, to see if she’s mentally able to help with her defense.
A judge granted a defense request Tuesday to give Ruby Klokow a mental competency exam.
District Attorney Joe DeCecco said Klokow’s memory is not a concern. He said the defense mainly concerned about her ability to focus on specific questions in the courtroom.
She was charged with second-degree murder. That was after her son James went to police in 2008, and complained about extensive child abuse her mother had allegedly committed when he was growing up.
Klokow is charged in the death of 7-month-old Jeaneen Klokow 55 years ago.
A Monday trial date was scrapped. The trial will be rescheduled once the results of the competency exam are reviewed.