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updated: 2/25/2013 8:17 AM

Plea hearing for Wisconsin woman accused in 1957 murder

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A 76-year-old woman accused of killing her baby daughter in 1957 is expected to appear in Sheboygan County Circuit Court for a plea hearing.

Ruby Klokow was scheduled to go on trial this week in the death of 6-month-old Jeaneen. But prosecutors say a resolution to the case has been reached which will be made public in court Monday.

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Klokow was charged with second-degree murder after her son Jim Klokow Jr. came forward in 2008 with stories of horrific childhood abuse. The younger Klokow told investigators his mother would regularly beat him as a child until he ran away at age 13.

A criminal complaint says Ruby Klokow has admitted causing the baby's death. The case has been delayed several times since she was charged in 2011. A judge determined Klokow was mentally competent to stand trial.

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