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As cameras roll, Naperville mom pleads innocent

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Elzbieta Plackowska, charged with fatally stabbing her 7-year old son and a 5-year-old girl, appears Wednesday before DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman in the first court case in the metropolitan area to allow cameras.

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Pool/M. Spencer Green, AP Elzbieta Plackowska pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of fatally stabbing her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting.

From left, DuPage State's Attorney Bob Berlin, Senior Assistant Public Defender Mike Mara, Elzbieta Plackowska and interpreter Adam Kleczyngier appear in the courtroom of DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman.

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From left, DuPage State's Attorney Bob Berlin, Senior Assistant Public Defender Mike Mara, Elzbieta Plackowska and interpreter Adam Kleczyngier appear in the courtroom of DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman.

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Pool/M. Spencer Green, AP Elzbieta Plackowska who is charged with fatally stabbing her seven year old son and a five year-old girl she was babysitting appears before DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman with her attorney Mike Mara during her arraignment Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Wheaton, Ill. Plackowska appeared in court in a blue jail uniform and stood silently beside her public defender as he entered the not guilty pleas on her behalf during the brief hearing before Judge Kleeman.

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A Naperville mother accused of murdering her son and another child pleaded not guilty today to all counts of murder -- a hearing in which cameras were allowed for the first time in a Chicago-area courtroom. As one still camera and one video camera recorded the event, Elzbieta Plackowska was arraigned on 10 counts of first-degree murder. "I think it went very smoothly and the media was very professional," DuPage County Chief Judge Elsner said.
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    • Elzbieta Plackowska, charged with fatally stabbing her 7-year old son and a 5-year-old girl, appears Wednesday before DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman in the first court case in the metropolitan area to allow cameras.
    • Pool/M. Spencer Green, AP Elzbieta Plackowska pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of fatally stabbing her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting.
    • From left, DuPage State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, Senior Assistant Public Defender Mike Mara, Elzbieta Plackowska and interpreter Adam Kleczyngier appear in the courtroom of DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman.
    • From left, DuPage State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, Senior Assistant Public Defender Mike Mara, Elzbieta Plackowska and interpreter Adam Kleczyngier appear in the courtroom of DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman.
    • Pool/M. Spencer Green, AP Elzbieta Plackowska who is charged with fatally stabbing her seven year old son and a five year-old girl she was babysitting appears before DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman with her attorney Mike Mara during her arraignment Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Wheaton, Ill. Plackowska appeared in court in a blue jail uniform and stood silently beside her public defender as he entered the not guilty pleas on her behalf during the brief hearing before Judge Kleeman.
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