Trial date set for murder trial against Katie Stockton - – Rockford’s News Leader

Trial date set for murder trial against Katie Stockton


We now know when a Rockton woman, accused of letting her newborn baby freeze to death, will go to trial.

Katie Stockton was in Winnebago County Court Friday morning.  She's accused of leaving her baby, Crystal, alongside a rural Winnebago County road in December of 2004.  The baby died, it took years for police to arrest Stockton for the crime.  The trial against her is now scheduled to start February 25th.   Stockton is charged with 12 counts of first degree murder. She's pleaded not guilty.

The bodies of two other babies were found in the trunk of Stockton's impounded car in 2010.   She hasn't been charged in those cases.

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