Defense attorneys request more time to go over evidence the state plans to use during Katie Stockton's trial. That includes testimony expected to be given by forensic pathologists.
Katie Stockton faces first degree murder charges in the death of "Baby Crystal". She's the newborn baby found dead along a Winnebago County road back in December of 2004. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office named her "Crystal". Stockton wasn't arrested and charged with the infant's murder until 2009. A few months after her arrest, Police found the bodies of two more babies in the trunk of Stockton's car. The vehicle had been impounded at a lot in South Beloit. Stockton has not been charged in those deaths.
After hearing no objections from the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office in court Thursday, Judge John Truitt granted Stockton's attorneys more time. He set a new hearing date of September 4th. At that time, Judge Truitt will also make rulings on three motions made earlier by the State. Attorneys want to admit recordings of 911 calls made the night "Baby Crystal" was found. They also want to show a video of a baby in the womb, being born. A third motion asks to show the jury crime scene and autopsy photos.
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